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23 10, 2020

A New Model from Eofauna Scientific Research

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A New Model from Eofauna Scientific Research

Those dedicated and talented team members at Eofauna Scientific Research will be introducing a new prehistoric animal model in 2021.  A teaser campaign has been launched.  As with previous product announcements from this amazing model-making company, there is no instant reveal, instead today, we see the start of a teaser campaign.

A Sixth Model from Eofauna Scientific Research – Can you Guess What it Might Be?

Teaser campaign launched for the next Eofauna Scientific Research figure.

A teaser campaign has been launched today for the sixth model in the Eofauna Scientific Research series.  The model will be available in early 2021.  Can you guess what it might be?

Picture Credit: Eofauna Scientific Research/Everything Dinosaur

Six of the Best!

At present, there are five prehistoric animal figures in the Eofauna Scientific Research range.  The first model to be introduced was the Steppe Mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii) in the autumn of 2017.  This stunning 1/40th scale model was followed a few months later by a beautiful 1/35th scale replica of a Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus).  Fans of dinosaur models did not have long to wait, as the third figure to be introduced was Giganotosaurus (Giganotosaurus carolinii), which came out in January 2019.  In October of that year, the third model of a prehistoric proboscidean was launched – a 1/35th scale model of a Deinotherium (Deinotherium giganteum).  The excitement had hardly subsided, when just a few weeks later, a fifth model was introduced, a replica of the Middle Jurassic sauropod Atlasaurus (A. imelakei).

The Current Range of Eofauna Scientific Research Models – Another Addition Coming Soon

Eofauna Scientific Research models (2020).

As of late October 2020, the Eofauna Scientific Research range consists of five figures, but a new model will be introduced in early 2021.

Picture Credit: Eofauna Scientific Research/Everything Dinosaur

Here is a summary of the figures introduced to date:

  1. Steppe Mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii) launched autumn 2017.
  2. Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus) launched summer 2018.
  3. Giganotosaurus (Giganotosaurus carolinii) launched January 2019.
  4. Deinotherium (Deinotherium giganteum) launched October 2019.
  5. Atlasaurus dinosaur model (Atlasaurus imelakei) launched November 2019.

What is the sixth model in the series?  From the one image released so far there is not much to go on, but have a guess?

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We had known about this figure for some time, but it is always exciting for us when we can post up teaser images about a new introduction from this fascinating and highly detailed series.  We look forward to sharing more pictures with our fans and followers and of course participating in the “big reveal” in the very near future.”

In the meantime, fans of dinosaur models and collectors of prehistoric animal figures can find the current Eofauna Scientific Research range here: Eofauna Scientific Research Models.

22 10, 2020

PNSO Caroline the Corythosaurus Dinosaur Model

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PNSO Caroline the Corythosaurus Dinosaur Model

PNSO have added another replica of a famous North American duck-billed dinosaur to their mid-sized model range.  Recently, Everything Dinosaur revealed that a Lambeosaurus was being introduced.  Today we announce a figure named Caroline the Corythosaurus.  It has been revealed this morning with Everything Dinosaur and PNSO co-ordinating the release of images of this, the latest edition to the PNSO prehistoric animal model portfolio.  Everything Dinosaur will be stocking this model and we hope to announce very soon when this model will be available.

The PNSO Caroline the Corythosaurus Dinosaur Model

PNSO Caroline the Corythosaurus dinosaur model.

The new PNSO Caroline the Corythosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Graceful Dinosaur Model

This beautifully designed hadrosaur with its long slender legs gives the impression of a very graceful dinosaur.  The proportions of the forelimbs in relation to the hind legs reflect the extensive fossil material associated with this genus.  Regarded as a facultative biped (walking on all fours, but capable of adopting a bipedal stance when required, for example to flee from a predator), this dinosaur is estimated to have weighed more than three tonnes and reached a body length in excess of nine metres.

The New PNSO Caroline the Corythosaurus Measures 27 cm Long

PNSO Caroline the Corythosaurus model.

The PNSO Caroline the Corythosaurus dinosaur model is approximately 27 cm long and that beautiful “helmet” is around 10.5 cm off the ground.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

As the PNSO Caroline the Corythosaurus measures approximately twenty-seven centimetres long, it can be suggested that this figure is in approximately 1:33 scale, although PNSO does not officially declare a scale for their mid-sized model range.

A Stunning Replica of “Helmet Lizard”

The first species of Corythosaurus (C. casuarius), was formerly named and described in 1914 (Barnum Brown).  It is known from numerous skeletons including complete skulls, all of which are associated with Late Cretaceous (Campanian faunal stage) strata of Alberta, Canada.  That famous semicircular skull crest has been painted a combination of seafoam green and orange.  This is a stunning replica of “helmet lizard”.

A Close-up View of the Magnificent Head of the PNSO Caroline the Corythosaurus Dinosaur Model

PNSO Corythosaurus dinosaur model.

A close-up view of the carefully crafted head of the PNSO Corythosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Eagle-eyed dinosaur model collectors will note that this model is number 28 in the series, whereas Gaoyuan the Microraptor, which will be available from Everything Dinosaur around mid-November is model number 29.  The PNSO Tuojiangosaurus replica we announced on October 16th, 2020 is model number 34.  From this, it can be deduced that more PNSO models are likely to follow.  Rest assured model collectors, Everything Dinosaur team members will do their best to keep you up to date with new PNSO figures.

The Packaging for the New PNSO Corythosaurus Dinosaur Model

PNSO Caroline the Corythosaurus packaging.

The packaging for the PNSO Caroline the Corythosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur will be providing more information about when this exciting new figure will be in stock.

In the meantime, to view the current range of PNSO figures: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Models and Figures.

19 10, 2020

PNSO Audrey the Lambeosaurus Dinosaur Model

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PNSO Audrey the Lambeosaurus Dinosaur Model

Everything Dinosaur announces the introduction of a new model into the PNSO mid-size range of replicas – Audrey the Lambeosaurus dinosaur model.  In a co-ordinated media release with PNSO, our team members are able to post up pictures of this, a most impressive duck-billed dinosaur model, a representation of a hadrosaur that roamed North America during the Late Cretaceous.

The PNSO Audrey the Lambeosaurus Dinosaur Model

Audrey the Lambeosaurus dinosaur model.

The stunning new, duck-billed dinosaur figure to be introduced by PNSO.  Audrey the Lambeosaurus dinosaur model.  The model measures approximately 24.5 cm in length and that wonderful head crest is around 10 cm off the ground.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Complicated History

The Lambeosaurus genus was formally erected by the Canadian palaeontologist and geologist William Parks in 1923.  The genus name honours another famous Canadian pioneer of palaeontology in the province of Alberta – Lawrence Lambe, who inadvertently contributed to the rather puzzling and complicated assessment of the hadrosaurids of Laramidia, with a number of genera being erected in the early years of the 20th century.  This led to subsequent revisions and reassessments of the wealth of fossil material related to crested hadrosaurs.  Today, three species of Lambeosaurus are recognised by most palaeontologists.  The taxonomic history of the Lambeosaurini tribe is certainly complicated.

The PNSO Lambeosaurus Model (Audrey the Lambeosaurus)

Audrey the Lambeosaurus (PNSO).

A stunning replica of the Late Cretaceous hadrosaur Lambeosaurus from PNSO.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The PNSO Lambeosaurus has been painted in subtle green hues with orange and black on that striking head crest.  The body, side of the head, neck, flanks, tail and limbs have a reticulated pattern overlaying the countershading.  PNSO have produced an eye-catching replica of a huge herbivorous dinosaur.

A Close-up View of the Head of the New PNSO Dinosaur Model Audrey the Lambeosaurus

PNSO Audrey the Lambeosaurus.

A close-up view of the magnificent head crest of Audrey the Lambeosaurus.  The PNSO Audrey the Lambeosaurus dinosaur model has been beautifully painted.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Model Measures 24.5 cm Long (Approximately)

The mid-sized range of prehistoric animals made by PNSO has expanded rapidly.  Everything Dinosaur has already produced a number of blog articles announcing new figures in this very popular series.  Team members often get asked to provide a guide as to the scale of a dinosaur figure.  PNSO do not declare a scale for this particular part of their prehistoric animal portfolio and there is some confusion as to which fossil remains represent Lambeosaurus or other closely related genera.  Some scientists have previously stated that Lambeosaurus could have been as long as fifteen metres, but the largest species from Canada have led to more conservative estimates of around nine metres in length.  Based on a nine-metre-long adult specimen, it could be suggested that the PNSO Lambeosaurus is around 1:36 scale.

The Box Art for Audrey the Lambeosaurus (PNSO)

The box for the PNSO Lambeosaurus dinosaur model.

The packaging design for the PNSO Audrey the Lambeosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur will announce shortly when this wonderful duck-billed dinosaur will be in stock.

In the meantime, to view the existing range of PNSO prehistoric animals available from Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs.

18 10, 2020

Everything Dinosaur Enters into Exclusive Territory Agreement with ITOY Studio

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Everything Dinosaur Enters into Exclusive Territory Agreement with ITOY Studio

Everything Dinosaur has been appointed the exclusive importer of ITOY Studio dinosaur and prehistoric animal models for the European Economic Area (EEA).

In a landmark agreement between ITOY Studio and the UK-based Everything Dinosaur, collectors of museum quality, detailed scale models of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals will be able to purchase the ITOY Studio range directly from Everything Dinosaur.

The first shipment of models including the beautifully detailed ITOY Studio green T. rex complete with its display base are due to arrive at Everything Dinosaur’s warehouse around the 10th of November.

The Stunning ITOY Studio Green T. rex Dinosaur Figure

The ITOY Studio Green T. rex Dinosaur Model.

The ITOY Studio Green Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur model with an articulated jaw and complete with display base.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Official Importer of ITOY Studio Prehistoric Animal Models

As Everything Dinosaur is the official importer with responsibility for selling ITOY Studio models in Europe, model collectors will be able to get access to this exciting range via an award-winning, five-star rated supplier.

The Stunning ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus Dinosaur Model with an Articulated Jaw

The ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus.

ITOY Studio Dilophosaurus dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

In addition, team members have been working closely with ITOY Studio and will be managing product testing for the model range.  Samples of the soon to be introduced Paraceratherium replica have been despatched to Everything Dinosaur’s offices and product testing will then commence.

The Exciting Paraceratherium Replica

ITOY Studio Paraceratherium.

The ITOY Studio Paraceratherium replica.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Once completed and pending statutory approval, customers of Everything Dinosaur will be able to purchase this figure directly from Everything Dinosaur’s website: Everything Dinosaur collectors can acquire top quality prehistoric animal models from a top quality supplier.

Commenting on the exclusive territory agreement, Sue Judd of Everything Dinosaur stated:

“We are very proud to have been appointed official importers into the European Economic Area for the ITOY Studio range.”

Sue, who is the Financial Director and nick-named “Tyrannosaurus Sue” added:

“Our customers can be assured that when they are buying from Everything Dinosaur, they are purchasing from one of the most highly rated companies in the world for customer service.  We are continually striving to improve and we are looking forward to the arrival of the first ITOY Studio shipment at our warehouse.”

The ITOY Studio range of prehistoric animal figures are collectables, they are display pieces suitable for 14+ and not dinosaur toys.

16 10, 2020

PNSO Tuojiangosaurus

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PNSO Tuojiangosaurus

Those dedicated and enthusiastic people at PNSO have been very busy over the summer months.  We are beginning to see the fruits of their labour, as over the next few weeks or so we will be sharing news about new model releases from this exciting company.  Gaoyuan, the iridescent Microraptor model is already on its way to us, we are expecting our next shipment of PNSO prehistoric animals to arrive at our warehouse next month and today, (October 16th, 2020), we can officially announce that we will be stocking a Tuojiangosaurus model.

The Latest Stegosaur Figure to Join the PNSO Range

PNSO Tuojiangosaurus model.

PNSO Tuojiangosaurus dinosaur model is part of what we refer to as the PNSO mid-size model range.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Tuojiangosaurus multispinus

This Late Jurassic herbivore was the first stegosaur to be discovered in China, it is wonderful to have a Chinese model manufacturer introducing some replicas of iconic Chinese dinosaurs.  The exact taxonomic position of Tuojiangosaurus within the stegosaur family tree has been controversial, but most palaeontologists recognise it to be a member (somewhat derived), of the Stegosauridae, the family named after Stegosaurus, one of the most instantly recognisable dinosaurs of them all!

The PNSO Tuojiangosaurus Dinosaur Model

PNSO Tuojiangosaurus model.

PNSO Tuojiangosaurus in lateral view.  The model is a fraction under 20 cm in length.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Introduced to Chinese distributors a few hours ago, Everything Dinosaur team members are happy to post up official pictures of this Chinese armoured dinosaur, a member of the Stegosauridae that was officially named and described in 1977, exactly 100 years after the American palaeontologist Othniel Charles Marsh erected the Stegosaurus genus.  The Morrison Formation of the western United States might have been home to Stegosaurus (as well as other types of armoured dinosaur, even basal ankylosaurs), but many academics believe that the Stegosauria clade originated in Asia.

Tuojiangosaurus Model (PNSO) Product Packaging

Tuojiangosaurus packaging.

The distinctive packaging of the PNSO Tuojiangosaurus dinosaur figure.  This new PNSO stegosaur figure is a fraction longer than the “Bieber” Stegosaurus that was introduced in 2019.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Not the First Tuojiangosaurus Model

This is not the first Tuojiangosaurus figure that PNSO have produced.  Collectors may be aware of the PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Tuojiangosaurus model, which was one of the original figures in this series launched by the Chinese company.

The PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Tuojiangosaurus Model

PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Tuojiangosaurus figure.

The PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Tuojiangosaurus figure.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

The smaller figures tend to be more brightly coloured, whereas the mid-size models such as the new T. multispinus replica tend to have more muted colour schemes.

Heading Towards Everything Dinosaur

Tuojiganogosaurus (PNSO) dinosaur model.

Tuojiangosaurus PNSO dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur will post up more news about new model introductions in the near future, in the meantime, to purchase a PNSO dinosaur or prehistoric animal model including the PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Tuojiangosaurus: PNSO Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals.

14 10, 2020

PNSO Gaoyuan the Microraptor Model

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PNSO Gaoyuan the Microraptor Model

Everything Dinosaur will be stocking the beautiful PNSO Gaoyuan Microraptor model.  This excellent dinosaur figure with its iridescent feathers will be in stock in a few weeks, around the middle of November (2020).  This is the first, of what will be a series of new prehistoric animals introduced by PNSO over the next few weeks and months.

The PNSO Gaoyuan the Microraptor Model Will Be in Stock at Everything Dinosaur in a Few Weeks

PNSO Gaoyuan the Microraptor model.

The PNSO Gaoyuan the Microraptor model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Spectacular Model of a Feathered Dinosaur

In 2019, PNSO introduced their first version of this feathered, flying (most probably) dinosaur.  The original Gaoyuan the Microraptor from PNSO is smaller than the new version, it measures a little under eleven centimetres long, whilst the 2020 Gaoyuan is around twenty centimetres in length.

Gaoyuan the Microraptor (2020) A Feathered Dinosaur Model from PNSO

PNSO Gaoyuan the Microraptor.

The PNSO Microraptor figure, new for 2020 swoops into view.  This is one of the official images sent to Everything Dinosaur by the Chinese company.  The new for 2020 PNSO Microraptor figure is around twice as long as the 2019 PNSO Microraptor model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

This figure is slightly longer than the CollectA Deluxe 1:6 scale Microraptor that came into stock at Everything Dinosaur earlier this year.  Both the CollectA Deluxe Microraptor and this new version from PNSO have a twelve centimetre wingspan.  Therefore, although the mid-size models from PNSO do not have a declared scale, it could be suggested that the PNSO Gaoyuan Microraptor model is also around 1/6th scale.

Showing the Back of the Figure to Highlight the Feather Details and the Iridescence of the Plumage

Gaoyuan the Microraptor (posterior view).

The beautifully crafted iridescent feathers on the back of the PNSO Microraptor figure (Gaoyuan the Microraptor).  The view of the back of the model with its outstretched wings showing the amazing feather details and that spectacular iridescence.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Iridescent Plumage

An analysis of Microraptor fossil feathers undertaken by a joint Chinese and American team in 2012 revealed that this small dromaeosaurid dinosaur had glossy, iridescent feathers, like that of a modern crow (Corvidae).  The study also demonstrated that the narrow tail was adorned with a pair of streamer feathers, suggesting feathers originally evolved for display, rather than flight.  This is the earliest record of iridescence in feathers.

The PNSO Gaoyuan the Microraptor figure reflects the very latest research into this enigmatic member of the Dromaeosauridae.

The PNSO Microraptor Reflects the Very Latest Research into this Dromaeosaurid

PNSO Gaoyuan Microraptor model.

The beautiful PNSO Gaoyuan Microraptor model.  The model reflects the very latest research on the Microraptor genus.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Recently, a scientific paper was published postulating that Microraptor moulted, shedding and replacing its feathers in a very similar fashion to a modern bird.

To read an article about the evidence for sequential moulting in Microraptor (M. gui): Microraptor Moulted Just Like a Modern Bird.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We know that the enthusiastic team at PNSO are working on a number of new dinosaur and prehistoric animal figures at the moment.  With this new Microraptor figure, model collectors have the opportunity to add to their feathered dinosaur model collection.”

This model will be in stock at Everything Dinosaur around the middle of November (2020).

Everything Dinosaur stocks a huge range of PNSO figures, to view the models and to see the first PNSO Microraptor: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Models and Figures.

12 10, 2020

Marine Reptile Soft Toys

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Ichthyosaurus and Plesiosaurus Soft Toys

Everything Dinosaur stocks a large range of prehistoric animal soft toys.  We like to refer to all these soft and cuddly creatures as our “prehistoric plush”.  Joining our portfolio of prehistoric animals are a pair of marine reptile soft toys.  Everything Dinosaur has added another Plesiosaurus soft toy and we have also been able to bring in a special Ichthyosaurus as well.  Two wonderful examples of Mesozoic themed soft toys and they are super-sized too!

The Natural History Museum Ichthyosaurus Soft Toy

Natural History Museum Ichthyosaurus soft toy.

Mary Anning would have been proud!  A soft toy Ichthyosaurus – a fine example of “prehistoric plush”!

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Beautifully Textured Soft Toys

Team members at Everything Dinosaur have been asked to comment on the scales visible on the image above.  We have been emailed several times about this subject and we can confirm that although the fossil record suggests that ichthyosaurs had streamlined bodies that lacked large scales, the texture of the soft toy does show lots of different sized scales.  There are also subtle hues of greys and browns within the fabric.  This is one very tactile example of prehistoric plush!

The Actual Ichthyosaurus Soft Toy as Photographed in the Everything Dinosaur Studio

Natural History Museum Ichthyosaurus soft toy.

The textured skin of this Ichthyosaurus soft toy is evident.  This is a soft toy of a marine reptile.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Taking a Close Look at the Ichthyosaurus Soft Toy

A soft toy Ichthyosaurus

Natural History Museum soft toy Ichthyosaurus.  The soft toy measures around 50 cm in length.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Natural History Museum Plesiosaurus Soft Toy

In addition to the “fish lizard” Everything Dinosaur have added a Natural History Museum Plesiosaurus soft toy.  Both these marine reptile soft toys are quite large, measuring around 50 cm in length.

The Natural History Museum Plesiosaurus Soft Toy

Natural History Museum Plesiosaurus soft toy.

A Natural History Museum Plesiosaurus soft toy.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are delighted to be able to add this pair of prehistoric plush to our prehistoric animal soft toy range.  It is great to be able to offer such a wide variety of prehistoric animal soft toys, they will be fine additions to our plush range which tends to be dominated by the dinosaurs.”

We Think the Plesiosaurus is Smiling!

Soft Toy Plesiosaurus.

The soft toy Plesiosaurus gives the impression that it is smiling.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To purchase the Natural History Museum Ichthyosaurus soft toy and/or the Natural History Museum soft toy Plesiosaurus: Large Soft Toys from Everything Dinosaur.

11 10, 2020

Papo in Perspective – YouTube Video

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Everything Dinosaur Presents “Papo in Perspective”

The next YouTube video that Everything Dinosaur has planned is a perspective on how Everything Dinosaur works with the French model and figure manufacturer Papo.  Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube channel might have over 180 videos on it, but we have never before discussed in detail a single model making company in one of our videos.  Normally we focus on model and replica reviews and over the years we have posted dozens of videos dedicated to one Papo model or another.  However, let’s do something different and provide a perspective on some of their new for 2020 additions, consider potential retirements as well as revealing a sure-fire way to identify a legitimate Papo model supplier.

Everything Dinosaur on YouTube

Everything Dinosaur, putting Papo in perspective

Everything Dinosaur’s next YouTube review will focus on one model manufacturer rather than one prehistoric animal model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Providing Educational Video Reviews

At Everything Dinosaur, we hope to educate and inform when it comes to our video contents.  There are lots of model reviews to be found on YouTube, however, we are the only company of our kind with a very real insight into the model making industry as well as the palaeontology behind fossil finds.  You could say that Everything Dinosaur is uniquely placed to comment upon the science behind the design of prehistoric animal figures.  Our YouTube channel contains lots of helpful videos about prehistoric animal models and figures.  To visit our YouTube channel and to subscribe: Everything Dinosaur on YouTube.

To see the range of Papo prehistoric animal models available from Everything Dinosaur: Papo Prehistoric Animal Models.

The Papo Giganotosaurus Dinosaur Model will Feature in Everything Dinosaur’s YouTube Video

The Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.

Stepping into the spotlight the Papo Giganotosaurus dinosaur model.  It will feature in Everything Dinosaur’s latest video (mid-October 2020).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Question of the Day

In addition, to looking at Papo’s current crop of prehistoric animal figures, we know that model collectors will be eagerly anticipating new figures for 2021.  Manufacturers have the plans well advanced, but just for a bit of fun, we shall challenge our YouTube subscribers and video reviewers to come up with suggestions as to what replicas Papo ought to consider making in 2022.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

” We always like to include a question or two in our video reviews and with our strong working relationship with Papo we thought it would be fun to challenge viewers to suggest what sort of figures Papo ought to make in 2022.  There are more than fifty models in the Papo Les Dinosaures range, although not all of them are dinosaurs.  There are certainly enough figures and replicas to inspire model collectors.  We look forward to reviewing the suggestions and to passing them onto our pals at Papo.”

5 10, 2020

Papo Stygimoloch Dinosaur Model

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The Papo Stygimoloch Dinosaur Model

In stock at Everything Dinosaur is the last dinosaur model to be introduced by the French figure and replica manufacturer Papo for 2020, the Papo Stygimoloch.  This model represents a genus of bone-headed dinosaur that was formally named and described back in 1983 (Galton and Sues), from very fragmentary fossils associated with the Hell Creek Formation of North America.

The New for 2020 Papo Stygimoloch Dinosaur Model

New for 2020 Papo Stygimoloch model.

The new for 2020 Papo Stygimoloch dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Stygimoloch spiniferNomen dubium

The fragmentary remains that led to the erection of this genus included an unusual, piece of a left squamosal (bone from the top part of the back of the skull).  This partial squamosal was ornamented by “three or four massive horn cores”.  In their scientific paper describing S. spinifer, Galton and Sues referred other fragmentary pieces to this new genus including a skull bone that had previously thought to have come from a Triceratops.

As many pachycephalosaurs have been described based on very poorly preserved and extremely fragmentary remains this has led to the original interpretations being challenged by other academics.  When dealing with small pieces of bone, a more cautious approach is usually taken, palaeontologists being all too aware of founding a new genus on a paucity of fossil remains.

Stygimoloch in Everything Dinosaur’s Studio

The Papo Stygimoloch dinosaur model.

Displaying those prominent spikes on the back of the skull – Stygimoloch spinifer.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A number of reviews of the taxonomy and phylogeny of the pachycephalosaurs have taken place.  Confusion has arisen as it is thought that these dinosaurs changed radically in appearance as they grew up and matured.  Many palaeontologists regard Stygimoloch as a Nomen dubium, a genus of dinosaur whose validity is doubted.  It is thought that the fossils associated with S. spinifer represent material from juvenile Pachycephalosaurus specimens (Pachycephalosaurus wyomingensis).

The Papo Stygimoloch figure measures approximately thirteen centimetres long and it stands a little over eight centimetres high.

Popular Due to the Film “Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom”

With such spectacular head gear, Stygimoloch continues to be a firm favourite amongst model collectors and fans of the Dinosauria.  Stygimoloch found a whole generation of new admirers when a pachycephalosaur resembling it made a dramatic appearance in the 2018 film release “Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom”.  This highly successful film grossed more than $1.3 billion USD in cinema ticket sales worldwide.  The film features a short scene in which a pachycephalosaur breaks down a wall, thus permitting the main protagonists of the film, Owen Grady (played by Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), to escape their captors.

To purchase the Papo Stygimoloch dinosaur model and the rest of the Papo model range: Papo Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models.

4 10, 2020

Predatory Tactics of Prehistoric Felids

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Predatory Tactics of Prehistoric Felids

In the summer, Everything Dinosaur was contacted by Kate from Nottingham University who was conducting research into the predatory habits of extinct felids.  Our team members are contacted quite frequently by academics, museum staff and students requesting our advice and guidance.  Kate wanted to know whether there were any replicas available that could represent Pseudaelurus, a genus of prehistoric cat that was both geographically and temporally widely distributed.  In addition, our advice was sought over finding suitable models of Smilodon species, specifically S. fatalis, S. gracilis and S. populator.

Smilodon Ambush – Creeping Up on a Young Mammoth

Smilodon ambushes a Woolly Mammoth calf.

Everything Dinosaur was asked about potential predator/prey interactions with specific reference to Smilodon.  A beautifully composed diorama depicting a hunting strategy of the sabre-toothed cat Smilodon.

Picture Credit: Kate/Nottingham University

Everything Dinosaur has been involved in a number of prehistoric mammal themed projects recently.  Many museums around the world may have been closed due to the current pandemic but this has permitted exhibition organisers and curators the opportunity to review and revamp some of their public displays.  For example, Everything Dinosaur was asked to supply replicas of several prehistoric elephants including Deinotherium and Palaeoloxodon antiquus (Straight-tusked elephant), to a German natural history museum as part of a display featuring the teeth of extinct members of the Proboscidae.

Our work is certainly diverse, no two days are the same.

Having worked with several academics previously on enigmatic sabre-toothed predators, including gorgonopsids, we were able to advise Kate on which prehistoric animal models could be used to differentiate between the various species and sub-species of Smilodon.

As part of her project work, Kate created some beautiful dioramas using these figures in a bid to replicate hunting behaviours.

A Pair of Smilodon Tackle a Prehistoric Horse

A Smilodon diorama.

Smilodon hunting.  As apex predators these powerful animals would have preyed on a variety of animals including prehistoric horses, if they could get close enough to ambush them.

Picture Credit: Kate Nottingham University

Commenting upon the assistance received from Everything Dinosaur, Kate stated:

“Thank you for your help and advice with the Smilodon models and prey species.  I had a lot of fun using them in my final project.”

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We get asked to work on all kinds of prehistoric animal related activities supplying models and figures to museums and other educational bodies all over the world.  The replicas that we supply have proved extremely useful in helping to visualise ancient, prehistoric landscapes and to inform and educate visitors.”

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