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26 10, 2019

Prehistoric Times Reviewed (Issue 131)

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Prehistoric Times Reviewed (Issue 131)

The latest edition of “Prehistoric Times” magazine has arrived at the offices of Everything Dinosaur and team members have been perusing the extensive articles and features as well as admiring all the reader submitted artwork.  The front cover of this issue (131 – autumn 2019), features an illustration by the American artist Ray Troll.  The Alaskan-based illustrator has produced a number of illustrations for the magazine over the years.

The front cover depicts a member of the Desmostylia, an extinct group of placental mammals, that adapted to an aquatic existence.  This is in keeping with one of the featured prehistoric animals in the magazine – ancient hippos, although the Hippopotamidae are not closely related to the Desmostylia, which are in fact distantly related to the Order Sirenia (Sea Cows, Manatees and Dugongs).

The Front Cover of Issue 131 – “Prehistoric Times” Magazine

Prehistoric Times magazine (issue 131).

Prehistoric Times Issue 131 (autumn 2019).

Picture Credit: Prehistoric Times/Everything Dinosaur

Burian’s Pterosaurs

John Lavas continues his long-running series providing an in-depth assessment of the palaeoart of the influential Zdeněk Burian.  In part 13, he discusses how Burian depicted pterosaurs and the accompanying notes provide an insightful commentary.  Tracy Lee Ford outlines how views regarding the skull morphology of diplodocids and other sauropods has changed.  He looks at how the narial opening on the skull has been interpreted and examines the hypothesis that these dinosaurs had trunks.  This topic will be revisited in the next issue of “Prehistoric Times” along with a reconstruction of how the head was positioned in relation to the cervical vertebrae.  Look out for some fascinating insight into diplodocid occipital condyles!

Issue 131 also includes a short-story of a person changing into a salamander, new prehistoric animal models, book reviews (including “Dinosaur Facts and Figures – The Theropods” by our chums  Rubén Molina-Pérez and Asier Larramendi) and an update on dinosaur fossil discoveries.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s review of this book (the version published by the London Natural History Museum): The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs – The Theropods

The Front Cover of “The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs – The Theropods”

Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs The Theropods"

The “Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs The Theropods” (front cover).  The American edition is reviewed in the magazine.

T. rex Stamps and Julius Csotonyi

Recently, the United States Postal Service introduced a set of colourful stamps highlighting the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex.  The artwork for these four stamps was created by renowned artist Julius Csotonyi and issue 131 features an interview with Julius outlining how he got the commission, what other stamp projects he has been involved in and what inspired the four images that show T. rex at various growth stages.

Appropriately, the envelope that contained the magazine had all four of the T. rex stamps on it.

Four Stamps Depicting Tyrannosaurus rex Thanks to the U. S. Postal Service

Dinosaur stamps on an envelope.

Dinosaur stamps on the envelope that contained “Prehistoric Times” magazine.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Reader Submitted Artwork and Deinocheirus – A “Cretaceous Grizzly”

Look out for some amazing reader submitted artwork including illustrations by JA Chirinos, Luis Rey, Fabio Pastori and the skeletal reconstruction of Deinocheirus by John Sibbick.  A detailed review of “terrible hand” – Deinocheirus mirificus, is provided by Phil Hore, who describes this bizarre theropod as a “Cretaceous Grizzly”.

An Illustration of Deinocheirus

Deinocheirus mirificus scale drawing.

A scale drawing of Deinocheirus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

This magazine is certainly jam-packed with interesting articles, dinosaur fossil discoveries, research news and views and lots of well-written features.

To subscribe to “Prehistoric Times” magazine – visit their website: Visit “Prehistoric Times” Magazine

25 10, 2019

Reception Classes Create Prehistoric Landscapes

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Reception Classes Create Prehistoric Landscapes

The three classes of Reception-aged children at Broughton Primary in Flintshire have been busy learning all about dinosaurs and fossils this term.  With the half-term break approaching, a team member from Everything Dinosaur was invited into the school to deliver three dinosaur workshops, one for each class, to help reinforce their learning as the topic came to a conclusion.  During the visit, our dinosaur and fossil expert was given a tour of a couple of the spacious and tidy classrooms and shown the prehistoric landscapes that the children had created.

Class 1 (Dosbarth 1) – Prehistoric Landscape

Reception class children build their own "prehistoric park".

A very colourful prehistoric landscape created by a Reception class.

Picture Credit: Broughton Primary (Flintshire)

What do Dinosaurs Need to Keep them Healthy and Happy?

As part of an enriched and varied scheme of work, the Reception classes have been learning about animals and what they need to help keep them safe, healthy and happy.  The children have incorporated some of this learning into their prehistoric landscapes that they have been building.  For example, class 1 ensured that there were plenty of plants for the herbivores to graze upon and lots of rocks for the dinosaurs to hide amongst to keep them safe from Tyrannosaurus rex.

As part of the extension activities for the classes following our workshops, we supplied extra resources for the teaching team.  Each class was given their very own hard hat to wear when they went out looking for fossils.  Dinosaurs as a term topic certainly lends itself to lots of creative play and exploration.

A Prehistoric Landscape Created by a Reception Class – Can you See the Three Fossil Hunting Hard Hats?

Class One build a dinosaur landscape.

The prehistoric scene created by a Reception class (Dosbarth 1).  The three fossil hard hats donated by Everything Dinosaur can be seen in the background.  These hard hats have a lamp on the front to help the children search for fossils.

Picture Credit: Broughton Primary (Flintshire)

The enterprising teaching team had used a variety of materials to help create the mini “Jurassic Parks”, these items will help the children to explore and learn about the properties of different materials.  Class 3 had even included a large, cardboard and cloth cave for their dinosaur models to hide in.

The Prehistoric Landscape Created by Class 3 (Dosbarth 3)

Class 3 build their own prehistoric landscape.

The prehistoric landscape created by class 3.  A very colourful landscape for the dinosaur models to play in.

Picture Credit: Broughton Primary (Flintshire)

Cretaceous Conifers

The children in class 3 had created a large cardboard and crepe paper forest for the plant-eating dinosaurs to browse.  The forest would provide lots of handy nesting places for the dinosaurs too.

Cretaceous Conifers – A Prehistoric Forest for Dinosaurs to Explore

A forest fit for dinosaurs.

Cardboard and crepe paper trees for the dinosaurs to hide amongst.

Picture Credit: Broughton Primary (Flintshire)

For further information about Everything Dinosaur’s teaching work in schools and to enquire about a school visit: Contact Everything Dinosaur/Request a Quotation.

23 10, 2019

Illustrating the Famous Morrison Formation

By | October 23rd, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Drawings, Dinosaur Fans, Main Page|0 Comments

Illustrating the Famous Morrison Formation Fauna and Flora

We tend to get sent a lot of drawings and illustrations depicting prehistoric life.  Everything Dinosaur team members view all the images that we receive and where appropriate and if requested, we respond via email with comments.  Recently, we received a drawing depicting a scene relating to the palaeofauna and palaeoflora associated with the famous Morrison Formation of western North America.  Our thanks to M. Elliot Massion (Mark), for sending this illustration to us.

The scene is shown from an aerial view perspective, the viewer is looking down onto the drawing, as if the events depicted were being observed by a pterosaur flying past.

A “Bird’s-eye” View of Prehistoric Fauna and Flora (Upper Jurassic)

Life in the Late Jurassic.

An aerial view of life in the Late Jurassic (Morrison Formation).

Picture Credit: M. Elliot Massion

The illustrator commented:

“A ‘bird’s-eye’ view of the Morrison during the Jurassic.  An Allosaurus fragilis has found a Camptosaur carcase, while a Harpactognathus [rhamphorhynchid pterosaur] is drawn to the drama by the smell of blood.”

Mark went onto explain that Allosaurus was an apex predator of western North America in the Late Jurassic, but, it was certainly not above scavenging a carcase, after all, very few predators around today would let the opportunity to have a free lunch slip by.  Allosaurus did not have the powerful bite force, and mega teeth of a T, rex; however, adaptations to its jaws, skull, and neck muscle attachments, allowed it to hunt huge sauropods.  Its teeth and claws created massive wounds that eventually caused prey to die of shock and blood loss.

For further details about the potential hunting prowess of allosaurids, Mark recommends Robert T. Bakker’s “Brontosaur Killers: Late Jurassic Allosaurids as sabre-tooth cat analogues” in Gaia, issue 15, December 1998.

Our thanks to Mark for sending in the illustration and accompanying notes.

22 10, 2019

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Baryonyx

By | October 22nd, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Baryonyx

It might be chilly outside, but it is always a pleasure to remember the sunny days of summer.  During one of the warmer spells, we took the newly arrived CollectA 1:40 scale Baryonyx model outside and took some pictures of this theropod dinosaur.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Baryonyx Dinosaur Model

CollectA Baryonyx dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx dinosaur model, photographed outside.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A number of CollectA Deluxe dinosaur and prehistoric animal figures include a human model for scale so that collectors can see just how big a long extinct creature actually was.  Of course, a fossil discovery could lead to a revision of an animal’s size, but these human figures do provide an approximate guide as to scale.  The human model included in the CollectA Deluxe replicas series is a figure of an explorer.  This explorer is called Sir Arthur Challenger after the character in the novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle “The Lost World” – Professor Challenger.

A Close-up View of the Anterior Portion of the CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx Dinosaur Figure

CollectA Deluxe Baryonyx dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale dinosaur model has an articulated lower jaw.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale dinosaur model has an articulated lower jaw.  It is beautifully painted and the details of the model reflect the known fossil material.

Writing in this blog, provides team members at Everything Dinosaur the opportunity to post up pictures of the new for 2019 CollectA Deluxe 1:40 scale Baryonyx dinosaur model.

To view the range of 1:20 and 1:40 scale prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur in the CollectA range: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models

21 10, 2019

The Artwork on PNSO Prehistoric Animal Packaging

By | October 21st, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Drawings, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

The Artwork on PNSO Prehistoric Animal Packaging

There are always lots of people willing to provide a review of a dinosaur or prehistoric animal model.  At Everything Dinosaur, we take lots of photographs and videos of models however, today, we want to focus on another aspect of prehistoric animal model collecting, the product packaging.   Recently Everything Dinosaur brought in new for 2019 PNSO models and figures and the artwork on the packaging, the box art is superb.

New for 2019 PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models – Great Models Great Artwork

PNSO prehistoric animal boxes.

PNSO prehistoric animal model boxes showing the artwork.  The picture shows Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus (top), Dayong the Yangchuanosaurus and Gaoyuan the Microraptor (second row).  Third row Shanshan the Gigantoraptor and Cuiyu the Tsintaosaurus, with Luxi the Huayangosaurus stegosaur (bottom).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

PNSO has long been associated with the scientific art world of the famous Chinese palaeoartist Zhao Chuang and this box art certainly reflects the high standards we have come to expect from him.

Prehistoric Animals that Accompany Your Growth – Gaoyuan the Microraptor Box Art

Gaoyuan the Microraptor.

PNSO prehistoric animals that accompany your growth Gaoyuan the Microraptor.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The box art helps to bring out the fine detail and skilful painting of the prehistoric animal figures.  The PNSO model range has certainly grown in the last two years or so, Everything Dinosaur team members have played a role in helping to develop and promote this product line and it is wonderful to see the fine artwork of Chinese illustrators being showcased in this manner.

Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus Dinosaur Model (PNSO)

Box art - Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus.

The artwork on the Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus sauropod box from PNSO.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view these new for 2019 PNSO prehistoric animal figures and the rest of the extensive PNSO model range available from Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs.

Luxi the Huayangosaurus and Shanshan the Gigantoraptor

As well as introducing figure collectors to a whole new selection of prehistoric animals, many of which represent dinosaurs that are very rarely, if ever, made into models, the packaging helps to reinforce the concept of palaeoart and the importance of scientific illustration.

Luxi the Huayangosaurus Box Art

PNSO box art - Luxi the Huayangosaurus.

Luxi the Huayangosaurus box art from PNSO.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

PNSO Shanshan the Gigantoraptor Box Art

PNSO box art - Shanshan the Gigantoraptor.

Shanshan the Gigantoraptor PNSO box art.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We get lots of enquires about how to develop a career in scientific illustration, we do our best to offer advice and support.  PNSO have demonstrated that palaeoart is very important to them and these new prehistoric animals and their packaging reflects this commitment.”

18 10, 2019

PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models Arrive!

By | October 18th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Ten New PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models

Ten new PNSO prehistoric animal models have just arrived at Everything Dinosaur.  Team members have been busy contacting all those customers on our reserve lists and posting updates on our social media pages including our Twitter feed and Facebook page.  The new models are: Bieber the Stegosaurus, Paulwin the Dakosaurus, Dayong the Yangchuanosaurus, Duke the Spinops, Er-ma the Mamenchisaurus, Levy the Eurhinosaurus, Gaoyuan the Microraptor, Luxi the Huayangosaurus, Shanshan the Gigantoraptor and Cuiyu the Tsintaosaurus.

Ten New Prehistoric Animal Models (PNSO) are in Stock at Everything Dinosaur

New PNSO prehistoric animal models in stock.

Ten new PNSO prehistoric animal models in stock at Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the new models and the rest of the extensive PNSO Age of Dinosaurs range: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Prehistoric Animal Models.

New Chinese Dinosaur Models

Several of the new models are museum quality representations of dinosaurs known from China.  The giant feathered dinosaur Gigantoraptor (G. erlianensis) for example, possibly the largest feathered tetrapod to have ever lived.

Shanshan the PNSO Gigantoraptor Model

PNSO Shanshan the Gigantoraptor dinosaur model.

Shanshan the Gigantoraptor dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The New for 2019 Cuiyu the Tsintaosaurus Dinosaur Model

PNSO Cuiyu the Tsintaosaurus dinosaur model.

The new for 2019 Tsintaosaurus dinosaur model (PNSO).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We have been working with PNSO for several years now on this exciting prehistoric animal model range.  The number of models in production has certainly increased and with the addition of these new figures, we have in stock around seventy-five PNSO prehistoric animals, ranging in size from a few centimetres in length to giant replicas such as Nick the Ceratosaurus, the 1:35 scale scientific art Mamenchisaurus and Brook the Ophthalmosaurus that measures nearly half a metre in length.”

PNSO Eurhinosaurus Marine Reptile Model

The talented model makers at PNSO have also added to the range of ichthyosaur models that they offer.  The company produced a small Himalayasaurus for their “Age of Dinosaurs Toys” range, Himalayasaurus was a giant, Triassic ichthyosaur.  In addition, Brook the Ophthalmosaurus was introduced last year.  Making it a trio of ichthyosaurs is a replica of the Early Jurassic Eurhinosaurus, regarded as perhaps one of the fastest swimming marine reptiles to have evolved.

The PNSO Eurhinosaurus Model

Levy the Eurhinosaurus.

Levy the Eurhinosaurus ichthyosaur model from PNSO.  Fossil finds from Early Jurassic rocks from Europe suggest that this ichthyosaur reached lengths of around 6.5 metres and was a very fast swimming marine reptile.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Team members have promised to post up more pictures and to shoot some more short videos of this exciting PNSO prehistoric animal model collection.

17 10, 2019

Eofauna Deinotherium and News About the Eofauna Atlasaurus

By | October 17th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Eofauna Deinotherium and Eofauna Atlasaurus

There is so much to do these days at Everything Dinosaur, for example, we have received stocks of the new Deinotherium model (Eofauna Scientific Research).  So, in between informing all our customers on our priority reserve lists and getting this model on-line, we have all been very busy.  However, we have received a number of requests to put up pictures of the model and to shoot a short video.  We took photographs and these were posted up onto our various social media platforms yesterday.

As promised, we did make a brief video showing  the model…

The New for 2019 Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Replica

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The video, taken in our new video and photographic studio shows a brief glimpse of the model.  It allows viewers to appreciate the size, of this, the fourth replica to have been produced by Eofauna Scientific Research in their model range.

To read the article featuring the Eofauna Deinotherium replica with the studio photographs that we took: Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Model is in Stock.

For the moment, we are restricted in the type of videos that we can produce.  We intend to produce much longer model reviews as well as updates about new models being developed and such like in the future.  However, for the time being this short video plus our photographs will have to be enough to whet the appetites of prehistoric animal model collectors.

What About the Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus?

The Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus model is coming into stock at Everything Dinosaur in the next few weeks or so.  This is the second dinosaur figure that Eofauna have created after their beautifully crafted Giganotosaurus model.

The Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus Dinosaur Model

The Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus dinosaur model.

Atlasaurus (Eofauna Scientific Research).  This figure is due to be in stock at Everything Dinosaur (end October/early November 2019).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

With the studio all set up, we took the opportunity to remind customers and YouTube subscribers how they can join Everything Dinosaur’s priority reserve list for this eagerly awaited sauropod figure.

To join our priority reserve list for the Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus, just email Everything Dinosaur: Email Everything Dinosaur to Reserve an Atlasaurus.

A Video Reminder – How to Reserve Your Eofauna Scientific Research Atlasaurus Model

Video Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the current range of Eofauna figures in stock at Everything Dinosaur: The Eofauna Scientific Research Range of Models

16 10, 2019

Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium is in Stock

By | October 16th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Model is in Stock

The new for 2019 Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium model is in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  The Deinotherium becomes the fourth figure to be added to Eofauna’s range, it joins a Steppe Mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii) and a Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus), as extinct members of the Order Proboscidea to be represented in this exciting portfolio of prehistoric animal replicas.

In Stock at Everything Dinosaur the New for 2019 Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Model

Eofauna Deinotherium model.

A view of the new for 2019 Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Complete with Deinotherium Data Card

The Deinotherium prehistoric elephant model comes complete with a data card.  Everything Dinosaur team members have been assisting Eofauna Scientific Research with the text associated with their models.  Purchases of this figure from Everything Dinosaur will also be accompanied by a fact sheet on Deinotherium giganteum complied by our staff.  Our fact sheet also includes a scale drawing so that readers can assess the true size of this extinct member of the elephant family.

A Close-up View of the Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Model

Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium model.

A close-up view of the new for 2019 Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Model Measurements

The Deinotherium replica measures around 20 centimetres in length and it stands around 13 centimetres high.  This beautifully detailed model has been developed based on analysis of actual fossil material and the Eofauna range of replicas is rapidly becoming a firm favourite amongst model and figure collectors.

A View of the Carefully Sculpted Trunk on the Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Replica

Eofauna Deinotherium model.

The Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium replica.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The texture on the skin has been carefully crafted and the paint job is excellent, particularly the work on those downward pointing tusks which have a roughened  and weathered look to them.  The downward pointing tusks were used by these prehistoric elephants in a variety of ways.  The tusks probably served a variety of functions to assist with feeding.  For example, some palaeontologists suggest that the tusks were used to excavate tubers and roots.  Other scientists have proposed that the tusks were used to help to scrape bark from trees.  The curved tusks would have made very effective hooks to help Deinotherium pull at tree branches, from which they could strip the leaves.

The Posterior of the Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Figure

Eofauna Scientific Research Deinotherium Model

That’s all folks, no more pics of the Deinotherium for the time being.  Pick up your Deinotherium model from Everything Dinosaur before they have gone.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To purchase the Eofauna Deinotherium model and to see the rest of the figures in the Eofauna Scientific Research range: Eofauna Scientific Research Prehistoric Animal Models.

15 10, 2019

Torosaurus latus

By | October 15th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Drawings, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

Torosaurus latus

Whilst trawling our extensive database of dinosaur images on a hunt for pictures of Triassic invertebrates, we came across a rather magnificent illustration of the Late Cretaceous, North American ceratopsid Torosaurus (T. latus), by the celebrated palaeoartist Sergey Krasovskiy.  The illustration had been used previously in a story about a horned dinosaur discovery from Colorado that had been thought to represent a Triceratops, but when more of the fossil material emerged, the specimen was identified as a much rarer Torosaurus latus.

The Illustration of the Ceratopsid Torosaurus (T. latus)

Torosaurus illustrated.

An illustration of Torosaurus latus (Sergey Krasovskiy).

Picture Credit: Sergey Krasovskiy

Known from fossil material found in western North America (as far south as Texas and as far north as Saskatchewan in Canada), Torosaurus was one of the larger horned dinosaur inhabitants of the Maastrichtian faunal stage of the Late Cretaceous.  The absence of juveniles in the fossil record and its close relationship to Triceratops led to the hypothesis that Torosaurus was not a valid genus at all, the fossils represented very old individuals of the Triceratops genus.

To read an article from 2010 that discusses this theory: The Extinction of Torosaurus – Second Time Around.

The taxonomic relationship between Triceratops and Torosaurus is still debated.  Research is on-going and the picture has been somewhat complicated when Nedoceratops (N. hatcheri) is added to the mix.  Nedoceratops is known from a single skull specimen found in Wyoming.  Some palaeontologists think that it is a valid genus, whilst others consider it nomen dubium, as the fossil might represent a growth stage of Triceratops.  If this is proved to be the case (more fossil finds of Late Cretaceous members of the tribe Triceratopsini are required), then Nedoceratops will probably become a synonym of “three-horned face”.  This in itself could be controversial as Nedoceratops was formally named and described in 1868, whilst the first Triceratops species (T. horridus) was actually named twenty-one years later (1889).

The CollectA Torosaurus Dinosaur Model

CollectA Torosaurus Prehistoric Life dinosaur model.

The CollectA Prehistoric Life Torosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

14 10, 2019

TetZooCon 2019

By | October 14th, 2019|Adobe CS5, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

TetZooCon 2019

Just a few more sleeps until the start of the annual TetZooCon event in London.  This is the meeting of fans of the tetrapods (living and extinct), amphibians and the amniotes (reptiles, birds and mammals).  Once again Everything Dinosaur is delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring this prestigious meeting themed around the world-renowned blog Tetrapod Zoology.

TetZooCon is bigger and better than ever and it takes place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October at the spacious “The Venue” in Malet Street, London.  Speakers from the TetZooCon universe will be presenting on topics as diverse as whale strandings, the diseases of theropod dinosaurs, natural history film making and hunting with eagles.  Amongst the activities there will be a quiz and Everything Dinosaur has donated the prizes.

Eofauna Scientific Figures – Part of Everything Dinosaur’s TetZooCon Slide Show

Eofauna figures showcased at TetZooCon 2019.

Five beautiful prehistoric animal figures from Eofauna will feature in the TetZooCon slide show presentation by Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Conservation and Cryptozoology

The two-day conference covers a variety of special interests, from conservation projects looking into the demise of UK amphibian populations to using citizen science to investigate the impact of roadkill.  There is a lot for cryptozoologists too.  Cryptozoology looks at the evidence to prove the existence of animals from myths, legends and folklore, such as the Mokele-mbembe from the Congo Basin of Africa, which some believe to be a type of sauropod dinosaur.  Conference organiser Darren Naish, an authority on the subject, will be taking time out from his duties at the event to sell and sign copies of his latest book – “The Cryptozoologicon (Volume 1)” – the biology, evolution and mythology of hidden animals.  TetZooCon will include plenty of time to meet authors, peruse their publications and to get some favourite copies signed.

Everything Dinosaur has Prepared Slide Shows for the Event

Some of the models and figures in the Everything Dinosaur range.

Prehistoric animals, models and figures at TetZooCon 2019.  The first 1:6 scale Komodo dragon figures in the UK will be given away as prizes and look out for Rebor and PNSO prizes too – all donated by Everything Dinosaur.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Haven for Palaeoart and Palaeoartists

Talented artist and fellow organiser John Conway will be leading some of the exciting palaeoart activities and workshops.  Noted luminaries in the world of prehistoric illustration will be attending such as Bob Nicholls and Beth Windle will be leading a discussion on “women in palaeoart”.  This annual event is turning into a haven for palaeoart and palaeoartists, the extensive social media coverage will give plenty of opportunity to all those unable to attend to view and appreciate the artwork and scientific illustrations on display.

The quiz might even feature a Beasts of the Mesozoic model or two.  We could not possibly comment, other than to say that as the exclusive distributors for this exciting range of articulated collectible figures, they epitomise the link between beautiful scientific illustration and imaginative scale models.  On the subject of scale models, look for a presentation by Agata Stachowiak on how to produce accurate models of prehistoric animals – fascinating stuff.

Beasts of the Mesozoic – Combining Articulated Models with Beautiful Palaeoart

Beasts of the Mesozoic at TetZooCon

The Beasts of the Mesozoic range of “Raptors” is featured in the Everything Dinosaur TetZooCon slide show.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

We look forward to viewing all the tweets, Instagram pics and Facebook posts from the event that kicks-off in just five days’ time.

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