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18 06, 2017

Everything Dinosaur Continues to Top Feedback Charts

By | June 18th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur Highly Rated on FEEFO

Customers of Everything Dinosaur, the UK-based dinosaur company staffed by real dinosaur experts continue to rate the company’s products and customer service extremely highly.  The latest set of independent reviews published by FEEFO gives Everything Dinosaur a 4.9 rating out of 5 for customer service.

Everything Dinosaur Customer Service Rating by FEEFO (4.9 out of 5)

Everything Dinosaur rated very highly by FEEFO.

FEEFO customer service rating 4.9 out of 5 stars.

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To read all the FEEFO published reviews about Everything Dinosaur: Everything Dinosaur on FEEFO

Everything Dinosaur has a customer service rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars and a product rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, that’s a 98% customer service rating and a 96% product rating respectively, very high marks indeed.

Everything Dinosaur Continues to Perform Exceptionally Well

Everything Dinosaur FEEFO rating.

Everything Dinosaur FEEFO ratings (mid June 2017).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur/FEEFO

What is FEEFO?

FEEFO is an organisation that collects independent, verified reviews from customers.  These represent genuine feedback about Everything Dinosaur’s customer service and the products that it supplies on the company’s website: Everything Dinosaur’s Website.  Founded in 2010, FEEFO now provides rating information on over 2,500 organisations and on-line shoppers can rely on FEEFO for their transparency and honest feedback concerning a company.

A spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur commented:

 “We are grateful for all the feedback we get from our customers.  The FEEFO ratings provide visitors to our website with independent, impartial feedback about Everything Dinosaur’s products and the way in which we look after our customers.  Such feedback, reviews and comments can give site visitors confidence that when they make a purchase at Everything Dinosaur, no matter where they are in the world, they can be confident that they are dealing with a highly respected organisation and brand.”

The FEEFO feedback module was added to Everything Dinosaur, when the new, revised and updated website was launched back in February (2017).  In the eighteen weeks or so since the new website went live, the company has received over 132 customer reviews and 243 product reviews, of which only 4 reviews give products three-stars, the rest, (over 98%), are either five-star or four-star product ratings.

In addition, Everything Dinosaur has now logged 1,629 product reviews on its own website product pages.

Shopping for Dinosaur Models and Prehistoric Animal Toys

So, when shopping for dinosaur models and prehistoric animal toys, Everything Dinosaur would be a very good place to start!  Several hundred independent product and customer reviews suggest that Everything Dinosaur is very reliable, good to do business with and offers excellent products.

Everything Dinosaur would like to express its gratitude to all our customers who have taken the time to leave feedback about our business.

Thank you.

14 06, 2017

Win! Win! Win with Everything Dinosaur!

By | June 14th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Win a Pair of Tickets to the Amazing Dinosaurs of China Exhibition

WIN! WIN! WIN! with Everything Dinosaur!  Win a pair of tickets to the Dinosaurs of China Exhibition in Nottingham (UK).

Everything Dinosaur has another super prize draw giveaway.   We have a pair of tickets to the amazing Dinosaurs of China Exhibition being held in Nottingham (UK) this summer.  The Dinosaurs of China exhibition features an amazing collection of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, with many of the specimens travelling outside of Asia for the first time.  From “ground shakers to feathered flyers” – this brilliant dinosaur exhibition is not to be missed!

The main exhibition is being held at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park in Nottingham with a satellite exhibition taking place at the Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre.  This once in a lifetime event runs from July 1st to October 29th.

Win a Pair of Tickets to the Dinosaurs of China Exhibition

Win tickets in Everything Dinosaur's Prize Draw

Win a pair of tickets to visit the Dinosaurs of China exhibition in Nottingham.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur has a pair of tickets to giveaway in our free to enter prize draw.

Win a Pair of Tickets to the Dinosaurs of China Exhibition

To enter, simply “like” the post on Everything Dinosaur’s FACEBOOK , page and leave a comment.  Or leave a comment on this blog post.  Tell us what you would like us to write about on the Everything Dinosaur blog and that’s it – you are entered into the prize draw to win a pair of tickets!

It would be great if you could also “like” our Facebook page, it’s not mandatory, but “liking” the Everything Dinosaur Facebook page would ensure that you don’t miss out on future competitions and promotions.  Feel free to share our prize draw with your friends!

Everything Dinosaur on FACEBOOK: “LIKE” our Facebook post, comment and enter the competition!

We will draw the lucky winner at random and the ticket prize draw giveaway closes at midnight (BST) on  Friday 30th June.  Good luck and we look forward to reading your comment.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s range of dinosaur toys and models including some “ground shakers and feathered flyers”: Visit Everything Dinosaur’s Website

For further information about the Dinosaurs of China exhibition: Dinosaurs of China Website

Terms and Conditions for the Everything Dinosaur Win a Pair of Tickets Prize Draw

  • Automated entries are not permitted and will be excluded from the draw
  • Only one entry per person
  • The prize (a pair of tickets for the Dinosaurs of China exhibition), is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered
  • Open to UK residents, 16 years and upwards (excluding employees and relatives of Everything Dinosaur staff members)
  • To enter you must leave a comment on the Everything Dinosaur Facebook promotional post at: Everything Dinosaur on Facebook and leave a comment about what you would like us to write about in our blog OR leave a comment on this blog post – one comment per person
  • The Everything Dinosaur ticket prize draw runs until midnight (BST) on Friday 30th June 2017
  • The winner will be chosen at random and they will be contacted by a reply to the comment plus a Facebook message with 7 days of the competition closing date.  The winner will need to respond within 28 days or a new winner will be selected.
  • The prize (a pair of tickets) will be despatched by the event organisers, once Everything Dinosaur has confirmed the delivery address.  The winner will have to state a preferred date and time for their visit
  • The prize does not include travelling expenses or any accommodation
  • The promoter is Everything Dinosaur
  • By entering the prize draw giveaway, participants confirm that they have read, understood and agreed the terms and conditions of the competition
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook
8 06, 2017

Everything Dinosaur Adds Mojo Models to the Range

By | June 8th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|2 Comments

Mojo ” Prehistoric and Extinct” Models Available from Everything Dinosaur

Everything Dinosaur has added the Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” model range to its portfolio of prehistoric animal models.  All thirty-one of the current range of figures is now stocked by Everything Dinosaur, everything from Ankylosaurus to the Young Tyrannosaurus rex and every model in between.

Everything Dinosaur is Proud to Add Mojo Models to Its Range

Mojo dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.

Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” model range.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the complete range of Mojo models stocked by Everything Dinosaur: Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” Models

Dinosaur Models

The current range includes all the popular dinosaurs.  There are Brachiosaurus models, Stegosaurs, Velociraptors and of course several different models of T. rex including a 1:40 scale replica and a new for 2017, pair of hunting “Tyrant Lizard Kings”.  You have a choice, do you prefer the green hunting T. rex or the fiery red version?

The Green Hunting Tyrannosaurus rex Dinosaur Model by Mojo

Hunting T. rex dinosaur figure (Mojo).

The Mojo hunting T. rex (green).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

For fans of Theropods, along with the T. rex replicas and three different Velociraptor models to collect, there is also a new for 2017 Allosaurus model too.  All of the models are suitable for children from three years of age and they are all hand-painted.

Not Just Dinosaurs but Prehistoric Mammals as Well

One of the great things about the Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” model range is that it features lots of other types of extinct animal as well as dinosaurs.  For example, the current range also includes a Deinotherium, Sabre-Tooth Cat, an Entelodont (Daeodon), the vicious Hyaenodon gigas, two Woolly Mammoth replicas and a wonderful Brontothere (Brontotherium).  We at Everything Dinosaur accept that Brontotherium is a junior synonym of Megacerops, but that did not stop us writing a fact sheet about this “Thunder Beast”!  In fact, all of the Mojo models sent out by Everything Dinosaur are despatched with a fact sheet about the animal, written and researched by our own team members.

The Mojo ” Prehistoric and Extinct” Deinotherium Model

The Deinotherium model by Mojo.

Mojo Deinotherium model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Recently Extinct Creatures Too

Everything Dinosaur has also brought in models representing animals that have only recently been declared extinct*.  Within the Mojo range there is a model of the Quagga, a recently extinct sub-species of Plains Zebra from southern Africa.  There is also an excellent Thylacine replica for fans to collect.

The Mojo Quagga Model

Mojo Quagga replica.

The Mojo Quagga model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

* There is an ongoing selective breeding programme to breed back Quagga traits in a herd of zebra, subsequent generations have produced animals with more Quagga-like colouration.

* Scientists in Australia are currently setting camera traps in a bid to capture evidence of a small living population of Thylacines.  The “Tasmanian Wolf” may not be extinct, some fragmented populations may still exist in the more remote parts of Australia, especially on the island of Tasmania.

These two figures certainly don’t look out of place amongst all the Mojo dinosaur models.

To view all the Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” replicas available from Everything Dinosaur: Mojo Prehistoric Animal Models

3 06, 2017

Everything Dinosaur Achieves 100% FEEFO Service Rating

By | June 3rd, 2017|Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur Sets Standard with Customer Service

Everything Dinosaur has reached the milestone of achieving 100 independent customer reviews on FEEFO with a service rating of 100%.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers who have reviewed our products and customer service on FEEFO, we are truly humbled to have received the feedback and to be able to set and continue to set such a high standard.

Everything Dinosaur Rated 100% for Customer Service

100% service rating (Everything Dinosaur).

Everything Dinosaur service rating 100%.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

When Everything Dinosaur launched their new website Everything Dinosaur, on the 23rd of February, one of many innovations added to the site was the FEEFO feedback section.  FEEFO collects genuine reviews from customers, giving those people who have purchased from us the opportunity to provide feedback on how we dealt with their order.  To date, we have received 119 service reviews and a staggering 225 product reviews, not too bad considering the FEEFO section has been operating for just over a hundred days!

FEEFO Rates Everything Dinosaur 100%

Feefo service rating for Everything Dinosaur 100%.

Everything Dinosaur’s current service rating (June 2017) = 100%.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

FEEFO believe that dedication to excellent service should be celebrated.  The company offers a number of awards, for example, the independent Trusted Merchant accreditation.  If a business receives a hundred reviews within a year, with a service rating of 95% and over, that company has earned FEEFO’s most prestigious award the “Gold Trusted Merchant Award”.  Trouble is, FEEFO’s marketing department sends out awards just once a year (March), so companies like Everything Dinosaur, which started gathering reviews late February, did not have enough time to collect the number of reviews required to win the award in 2017.  However, we think it is important to acknowledge the feedback from our customers, so today we are posting up this short article to celebrate reaching this landmark.

In addition, we have created our own badge to commemorate this achievement.

Everything Dinosaur and FEEFO

Everything Dinosaur and FEEFO customer service.

Everything Dinosaur has a 100% FEEFO service rating.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view Everything Dinosaur’s page on the FEEFO website: Everything Dinosaur on FEEFO

FEEFO Ratings Are Prominently Displayed on the Everything Dinosaur Website

Everything Dinosaur customer ratings.

Feefo ratings on the Everything Dinosaur website.

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22 05, 2017

Bully for Brontotherium

By | May 22nd, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Preparing Fact Sheets for the Mojo Models (Mojo Brontotherium)

Our dedicated team have been busy preparing for the arrival of the Mojo range of prehistoric animal models.  Shortly, Everything Dinosaur will be welcoming a total of thirty-two new models into the warehouse.  Everything Dinosaur will be stocking all of the Mojo replicas in the “Prehistoric & Extinct” model range.  Shelf space has been prepared and staff have been finalising the new prehistoric animal fact sheets that are sent out with every named model purchase.  It’s not just dinosaurs in the Mojo range, “Prehistoric & Extinct” also includes several prehistoric mammals, nine in total, including a spectacular “classic” Brontotherium.

The Mojo Brontotherium Model

Mojo Brontotherium.

The Mojo Brontotherium model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Classic Brontotherium Model

 The name Brontotherium (it means Thunder Beast), was established in 1873 by the famous American palaeontologist Othniel Charles Marsh, the scientist responsible for naming a number of iconic dinosaurs including Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Allosaurus, Diplodocus and Ceratosaurus.  Everything Dinosaur have already produced fact sheets on these prehistoric animals and sure enough, a Brontotherium fact sheet has been created, even though the scientific name “Brontotherium” is now regarded as a junior synonym of Megacerops – a genus name erected three years earlier by Joseph Leidy.  Such huge quantities of Brontothere fossil remains were discovered in the United States during the 19th Century that a great deal of confusion arose over the scientific description of these huge beasts.  It is great to see that Mojo have included a classic Brontothere in their “Prehistoric & Extinct” model range.  There certainly is much to admire in this prehistoric animal figure.

The Brontotherium Drawing to be Used in the Everything Dinosaur Fact Sheet

Brontotherium Scale Drawing

A scale drawing of Brontotherium.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Brontotherium Scale Drawing

For every fact sheet that we produce, Everything Dinosaur commissions a palaeoartist to produce a drawing.  We use the illustration in a variety of ways, one of which entails the creation of a scale drawing so that our young fans can instantly see how big (or how small), the prehistoric animal was.  The fact sheets we produce are part of Everything Dinosaur’s commitment to add value and to help to inform and to educate people about life in the past.  We are not sure how the Brontotheres, such as Brontotherium – now assigned to the genus Megacerops, would react, these animals are renowned for their very small brains.  The brains of big species of Brontotheres were only about a third the size of the brain of a modern horse (Equus).

As the name implies, Everything Dinosaur’s fact sheets contain lots of facts and helpful information about prehistoric animals.

20 05, 2017

The Latest Everything Dinosaur Customer Newsletter

By | May 20th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Newsletters, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Rebor, Battat Terra and Bullyland – Everything Dinosaur Newsletter

Subscribers to Everything Dinosaur’s news feed received this week an email newsletter giving them notification of the arrival of the limited edition Rebor hatchling Stegosaurus “Clover” and the repainted “Fallen Queen” Triceratops horridus dinosaur model.  Subscribers have the opportunity to discover the latest releases, to get updates on what’s coming into stock and to be kept abreast of product developments.

This can be really important, especially with the likes of the Rebor “Clover” replica, as only 1,000 of these exquisite models have been made.

The Latest Everything Dinosaur E-News

Everything Dinosaur newsletter.

The Everything Dinosaur E-News (mid May 2017).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

There are opportunities to opt into the Everything Dinosaur newsletter subscribers list when placing an order, but guests and other visitors to the Everything Dinosaur website can subscribe by simply scrolling down the home page and filling in the form on the bottom right of the screen.

Scroll Down the Everything Dinosaur Homepage to Find the E-News Subscription Form

Subscribe to the Everything Dinosaur newsletter.

Scroll down the Everything Dinosaur home page to find the subscription area.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Visit Everything Dinosaur’s website here: Everything Dinosaur

Breaking News on Battat (Battat Terra)

The latest newsletter also provides information on the Battat Terra range of dinosaurs.  This model range, originally designed for the Boston Museum of Science in America, currently consists of twelve replicas.  However, in the newsletter, Everything Dinosaur informs readers that this number is likely to be reduced as models are retired.  One of the key objectives of these newsletters is to ensure that collectors are kept up to date with such developments.

Battat Terra Dinosaurs – Soon to be Less Than Twelve

Battat Terra dinosaur models.

The Battat Terra dinosaur model range (for the moment).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“Periodically, we send out a formal newsletter to our database of subscribers.  We take great care to manage this list and we do our best to inform our customers about product developments, new blog articles highlighting dinosaur fossil discoveries, the latest introductions, model retirements and such like.  We send out these newsletters so that we can keep this ever-growing list up to date with developments.”

The Newsletter Provides Helpful Information About Prehistoric Animal Model Ranges

Helping customers to stay informed.

Everything Dinosaur newsletter (mid May 2017).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

 For further information about Everything Dinosaur’s newsletter and to enquire about subscribing, simply: Email Everything Dinosaur

Newsletters provide an excellent opportunity for Everything Dinosaur to maintain relationships with its customers as well as providing a convenient platform for subscribers to access informative content.  They are also very easy for dinosaur fans to share with their own contacts and followers.  Naturally, they will not replace the personal correspondence that team members provide, dealing promptly and swiftly with customer emails and enquiries.

Feedback from Customers

It is important to give customers the opportunity to correspond with Everything Dinosaur.  Two-way communication is simplified as, with all Everything Dinosaur’s newsletters, there is an email link to allow recipients to contact the company directly.  Staff are happy to help with individual queries and they do their best to offer advice.

The spokesperson added:

“We get all sorts of questions, typically we get asked about shipping and postage options, requests for model measurements, requests to reserve replicas and of course, lots of questions about forthcoming releases.  We even get sent questions about prehistoric animals, the latest enquiry received just a couple of hours ago concerned a question about the smallest dinosaur known to science.”

The next E-News to be sent by Everything Dinosaur is due to be dispatched in about seven days or so, it will introduce a new model range to company’s ever-growing prehistoric animal model portfolio.

8 05, 2017

Happy Birthday Sir David Attenborough

By | May 8th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Famous Figures, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Sir David Attenborough 91 Today

Happy birthday Sir David Attenborough!  Sir David Attenborough is ninety-one years’ young today.

Many Happy Returns Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough has inspired so many.

Although not as active as he was, Sir David continues to take a great interest in natural history and science projects around the world and today, we at Everything Dinosaur take time out to honour this naturalist and broadcaster who has done so much to raise the profile of the natural world.

Over the last twelve months or so, Everything Dinosaur have published a number of articles inspired by Sir David.  For example, back in August, we wrote about a pocket-sized marsupial lion that had been named in honour of the English broadcaster: Attenborough’s New Kitty.

More recently, in March of this year, we wrote about the naming of a new species of Silurian Arthropod that had been also be named in Sir David’s honour: Newly Described Silurian Fossil Honours Sir David Attenborough

Our very best wishes to you Sir, we hope you enjoy your birthday.

1 05, 2017

Everything Dinosaur to Stock Mojo Models

By | May 1st, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Everything Dinosaur videos, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Everything Dinosaur Adds Mojo Models

Everything Dinosaur is to add Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” models to the company’s already extensive product range.  The Mojo models are scheduled to go live on the Everything Dinosaur website in the middle of May, around week commencing 15th May.  JurassicCollectables exclusively revealed that Mojo models were coming to Everything Dinosaur in a recent unboxing video posted up on their YouTube channel.

Unboxing 2017 Prehistoric Animal Models Including Some Mojo Models

Video Credit: JurassicCollectables

In this short, ten-minute video, the narrator discusses the contents of the latest parcel of prehistoric animals to be sent from Everything Dinosaur to JurassicCollectables – new for 2017 Papo models, the first batch of the 2017 CollectA replicas and in a scoop for this excellent YouTube channel, JurassicCollectables was able to reveal that the Mojo range had been added to Everything Dinosaur’s product portfolio.  The Mojo dinosaur models include Triceratops, Parasaurolophus, Velociraptor, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Spinosaurus and a new for 2017 Allosaurus.

Mojo Models Coming to Everything Dinosaur

Mojo dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.

Mojo “Prehistoric and Extinct” model range.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Mojo Prehistoric and Extinct Animal Models

Formed in 2009, Mojo has created an exciting range of animal and fantasy figures.  In 2016, many of their existing models were given makeovers and new paint schemes ready for a re-launch this year.  In addition, a number of new sculpts and prototypes were prepared in order to expand the company’s product range.  Everything Dinosaur will be bringing into stock all thirty-one of the models in Mojo’s “Prehistoric and Extinct” animal model range, including the quite rare and hard to get prehistoric mammals such as the excellent Deinotherium model seen in the JurassicCollectables unboxing video.

In addition, new for 2017 Mojo dinosaurs will be available from Everything Dinosaur, including the wonderful Mojo Tyrannosaurus rex hunting (red) replica which led the narrator in the JurassicCollectables video to exclaim:

“The detail on this looks absolutely stunning” and “This looks amazing!”

The New for 2017 Mojo Hunting Tyrannosaurus rex (red colour)

Mojo hunting Tyrannosaurus rex.

Mojo hunting T. rex dinosaur model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Two versions of the large, hunting T. rex model will be available from Everything Dinosaur, the Mojo hunting T. rex (red) see picture above and JurassicCollectables video, plus a green version of this dinosaur model.  In total, there will be six new Tyrannosaurus rex models, including a juvenile replica and a 1:40 scale T. rex.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We have been most impressed by the way that the Mojo range has developed and we are delighted to be able to add these new replicas to our inventory.  In particular, it is great to see some of the more unusual prehistoric and extinct creatures featured.  For example, we will be adding the re-painted Hyaenodon gigas plus the entelodont Daeodon and the exquisite Brontotherium model to our product range.”

The JurassicCollectables unboxing video certainly highlights the quality of the prehistoric animals currently available and we look forward to viewing individual model reviews on the YouTube channel.

The YouTube channel of JurassicCollectables provides an extensive library of informative prehistoric animal model reviews, if you have not already subscribed to this extremely professional channel then we at Everything Dinosaur, encourage you to do so.

Visit the JurassicCollectables YouTube channel: View JurassicCollectables on YouTube and Subscribe

To visit the Everything Dinosaur models section of the website: Prehistoric Animal Models

6 04, 2017

Updating Apatosaurus

By | April 6th, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Main Page, Press Releases|0 Comments

Re-writing the Apatosaurus Dinosaur Fact Sheet

At Everything Dinosaur, for the vast majority of the named prehistoric animal models we supply, we send out a fact sheet on that animal to accompany the sale.  As a result, we have researched and written hundreds of fact sheets.  From time to time, we have to update and amend these fact sheets to reflect changes in ideas about extinct animals and to incorporate new fossil evidence.

A New Scale Drawing Added to the Everything Dinosaur Apatosaurus Fact Sheet

Apatosaurus scale drawing.

Scale drawing of Apatosaurus (A. ajax).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Take for example, the Apatosaurus fact sheet.  This was first written in 2006, but it has undergone several revisions, just like the whole of the diplodocids.  In the new, updated data sheet, we assert that Apatosaurus was closely related to Diplodocus and comment on the recently resurrected genus Brontosaurus being the sister taxon to Apatosaurus.  A sister taxon or sister group, as it is sometimes termed, is used in classification to denote the very closest relatives of another taxon within the evolutionary tree.

Although several palaeontologists disagree with the findings of the 2015 paper that considered Brontosaurus a valid genus “A Specimen-level Phylogenetic Analysis and Taxonomic Revision of Diplodocidae (Dinosauria, Sauropoda)”, which was co-authored by Roger Benson of Oxford University), at Everything Dinosaur, we have amended our fact sheet to reflect the changes in the Diplodocidae family.  In addition, back in 2014, a huge, two-metre-long femur (thigh bone), was discovered at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry (Mesa County, western Colorado).  Although, a number of Sauropod genera are associated with this famous dig site (Brushy Basin Member of the Morrison Formation), the bone has been ascribed to Apatosaurus (species unknown) and this single bone discovery suggests that Apatosaurus may have been considerably bigger than the twenty-one to twenty-two-metre-long estimates of the past.

To read more about this fossil discovery: Record Breaking Apatosaurus Thigh Bone

Apatosaurus Illustration

Although we had a lot of Apatosaurus illustrations in our database, we chose to commission a new drawing based on the Papo Young Apatosaurus dinosaur model, which was introduced back in 2015.  Apatosaurus was considerably more robust than Diplodocus and the Papo model, with its thick neck, showing well defined cervical vertebrae and robust limbs, contrasted nicely with our illustration of Diplodocus.

The Papo Young Apatosaurus Dinosaur Model

Papo Young Apatosaurus model.

The Papo Young Apatosaurus dinosaur model – view from above.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the Papo Apatosaurus and the rest of the Papo prehistoric animal model range: Papo Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

Many skeletons of these animals are found with the skull missing and when Apatosaurus was first described it was given the short, deep, “box like” skull of a Camarasaurus.  When a real Apatosaurus skull was scientifically described many years later, it was described as being very different from that of a camarasaurid.  It was long and low with peg-shaped teeth positioned at the front of the mouth.  The nostrils are located on the top of its head, this added weight to the argument that Apatosaurus lived in swamps where it could feed out of reach from predators with the water helping to support its great bulk.  However, it is now believed that these animals were almost entirely terrestrial.

Until the next Apatosaurus fact sheet re-write.

31 03, 2017

Papo Acrocanthosaurus and Ceratosaurus in Stock

By | March 31st, 2017|Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur News and Updates, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products, Press Releases|0 Comments

Papo Acrocanthosaurus and Papo Ceratosaurus in Stock

The new for 2017 Papo Acrocanthosaurus and Papo Ceratosaurus dinosaur models are now in stock at Everything Dinosaur.  These two beautiful dinosaur models with articulated lower jaws have just arrived at Everything Dinosaur’s warehouse, ahead of their official release date.  This means that we are now stocking five, new 2017 Papo models – all of them dinosaurs.

The Papo Acrocanthosaurus and the Papo Ceratosaurus Dinosaur Models

Papo Ceratosaurus and Acrocanthosaurus models.

The Papo Acrocanthosaurus and the Papo Ceratosaurus dinosaur models.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Papo Dinosaurs

The first five Papo models to be released this year into their “Les Dinosaures” range, just happen to all be dinosaurs, the models released so far:

  1. Papo Polacanthus.
  2. Papo repainted Velociraptor (blue) with an articulated lower jaw.
  3. Papo repainted Oviraptor (blue).
  4. Papo Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur model, complete with an articulated lower jaw.
  5. Papo Ceratosaurus – this replica too, also has an articulated lower jaw.

The largest of the Papo models introduced into the dinosaur model range to date is the Papo Acrocanthosaurus.  It measures an impressive twenty-eight centimetres long and that sinewy, serpentine tail is nearly sixteen centimetres in the air.  It is the biggest Papo prehistoric animal model to be introduced this year.

The impressive and toothy-looking Ceratosaurus is very well painted, lots of teeth on show (perhaps the model represents the Ceratosaurus species C. dentisulcatus)?  The Papo Ceratosaurus model measures around twenty centimetres in length and not including that large nasal horn, the model stands a fraction under nine centimetres high.

My Papo Acrocanthosaurus Dinosaur Model

The Papo Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur model.

The Papo Acrocanthosaurus model.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the entire range of Papo dinosaur models, including all five new for 2017 replicas, simply click on the following link: Papo Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models

The Papo range have great appeal to model collectors and dinosaur fans.  The French company has built up a strong reputation in the dinosaur model market.

Collect them all!

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