Diatryma, Dodo, Elephant bird. flying and flightless bird cast replicas from TaylorMadeFossils.com

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Archaeopteryx Skull cast replica (item #SH 17)
Archaeopteryx Skull cast replica

Solnhofen region Germany

Steve Hoeger Model

$75.00 (plus shipping)

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A Complete 3 dimensional archaeopteryx skeleton or fleshed out model is also available. Just ask.

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We have several different casts of Archaeopteryx available. We have a 3D skeleton reconstruction in addition to different casts of the skeleton in situ. Please call or email us for more information or photos.



Archaeopteryx lithographicia, Eichstatt Specimen cast (Item 841)

This specimen was found near Workerszell in 1951, it was described by P. Wellnhofer in 1974. This is the smallest of all the specimens, being some 2/3 the size of the others. It also differs in other aspects such as the tooth structure and the poorly ossified shoulder bones. It has been suggested that this is a separate genus, however the differences can also be ascribed to the possible juvenile stage of the animal and/or a different feeding niche. However, this specimen has the best preserved head, from which the litany of Archae's reptilian cranial features were described. At the moment it still resides within A. lithographica

Archaeopteryx lithographicia, Eichstatt Specimen resin cast measures: 11x19 inches

Resin cast: $185.00

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Archaeopteryx London Specimen
Archaeopteryx London Specimen cast replica

17 x 22 inches.

Found in 1861, near Langenaltheim. Probably the best known (together with the Berlin specimen). Its discovery was announced by H. v Meyer in 1861 and the specimen was subsequently bought by the British Museum of Natural History in London (under the instruction of Richard Owen). It cost 700 UK Pounds - a small fortune in those times, but for that price Owen also received just over a thousand other fossils from Solnhofen. The specimen was sold by amateur collector and local doctor Carl Haberlein, who had received it in lieu of payment for medical treatment. Owen described the specimen in 1863. He saw at once that it was an important find.

$185 (plus shipping)

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Archaeopteryx lithographicia the Munich Specimen cast replica
Archaeopteryx Munich specimen.

The Munich Archaeopteryx is the most recent specimen, it was discovered in 1992 and described by Peter Wellnhofer in 1993. Wellnhofer interpreted this specimen as a separate species, which he named Archaeopteryx bavarica. It is slightly larger than the Eichstätt specimen but smaller than the Berlin specimen. Despite being smaller than the Berlin specimen, the foot is just as big, and the tibia is longer than in the Berlin specimen. The ulna is also pretty long. The teeth are sharp as in the Eichstatt specimen, rather than blunt as in the London, Berlin, and Solnhofen specimens. This is the only specimen of Archaeopteryx which has a breastbone

Cast measures: 17x22 inches

$185.00 (plus shipping)

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Archaeopteryx lithographia cast replica
Archaeopteryx lithographia skeleton cast replica

Sometimes referred to as the first bird we now understand Archaeopteryx to be part of a group related to the ancestors of modern birds. While Archaeopteryx had true feathers and could fly, the creature was mostly dinosaurian in form. Fewer than ten skeletons of Archaeopteryx have ever been found. Of these, the most famous is on exhibit at the Humboldt University Museum of Natural History in Berlin. Found in 1877 in German's Solnhofen Limestone, the Berlin specimen remains the best preserved Archaeopteryx of those so far discovered. From the claws and feathers on the wings to the teeth in the tiny skull, the Berlin skeleton is a window on bird evolution. We're proud to present an accurate replica of this famous skeleton. Of the many copies of the Berlin specimen available, few reflect the original's detail and color as well as our cast.

Cast measures: 14.5x18 inches

$195.00 (plus shipping)

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Archaeopteryx skeleton cast replica 3D mount
Archaeopteryx lithographica Skeleton - Fossil Replica (item: BHI #126723)

With its rounded wings, long tail feathers, a jaw lined with very sharp teeth, curved claws, and bony tail Archaeopteryx has the distinction of being the oldest, most primitive known avian, with a very strong resemblance to theropod dinosaurs. This creature has sparked a great deal of controversy and debate in the paleontological world. Archaeopteryx has been found only in Germany in the Solnhofen limestone.

This excellent three-dimensional Skeleton of Archaeopteryx is a composite of several original specimens. Each bone was carefully removed from the casts, the backsides were sculpted, and then molded under the strict and watchful eye of renowned Ornithologist/Paleontologist Dr. Larry Martin from the University of Kansas.

Using the casts to produce this skeleton ensured that the original fossils were not harmed in any way.

This is the most accurate three dimensional Archaeopteryx skeleton ever produced.

Price: $3,950.00 (crating and shipping not included)

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Alternate poses available.

Late Jurassic

Locality Solnhofen Limestone, Bavaria, Germany
Credit University of Kansas Natural History Museum reconstruction
Notes Some restrictions may apply. May take up to two months for delivery. Check with us to see if an earlier delivery is possible.

Size 17" l (43 cm)

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Archaeopteryx life size model
Archaeopteryx life size model.

Length: 15", Ht: 11.5", Wt: 3 lbs.

$200

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Avimimus skeleton cast replica
Avimimus (A-vee-MIME-us)

Complete skeleton discovered in Udan Sayr, Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Late Cretaceous (Campanian), Djadokhta Formation

This skeleton measures 4 ft 9 inches long (1.5 meters)

THEROPODA: relationships uncertain

Avimimus, means 'Bird mimic'. It was interpreted by its discoverer, Dr Sergi Kurzanov, as a dinosaur that had features in parallel with birds, perhaps even feathers. The animal possibly had short, wide wings of limited use for flight and may even have been warm blooded. The foot of Avimimus is compared with that of the large carnivorous dinosaur, Tarbosaurus and the similarities are clear. The middle metatarsal bone is very reduced in both.

Price $6,300 (crating and shipping not included)

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Avimimus skull cast replica (item #SH18)

Avimimus (A-vee-MIME-us)

This cast replica of an Avimimus skull is different than the one you see with the skeleton above (which is also available on its own).

This is a teaching quality cast.

Avimimus skull (model). Avimimus portentosus. A diminutive 5-ft dinosaur with ostrich-like features in part.

Late Cretaceous Gobi Desert

1:1 Scale

Cast measures 3in/7.6cm.

$103 (plus shipping)

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Confusornis bird skeleton cast replica (item #RF013)
Confusornis bird skeleton cast replica

A Jurassic-Cretaceous bird skeleton

Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous China. Dinosaur-like features.

Cast measures: 31x22cm / 12.3x8.5 in.

$60.00 (plus shipping)

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Diatryma Skull cast replica (Gastornis)
Gastornis (meaning "Gaston's bird"), formerly known as Diatryma skull and skeleton cast replica.

Diatryma An extinct eocene bird from New Mexico, larger than the ostrich.

Gastornis sarasini (Schaub, 1929) Early Eocene - middle Eocene of WC Europe Synonyms: Diatryma geiselensis.

The skeleton in standing pose measures 9 feet tall and approx. 4 feet long with the head straight up. When mounted with the head placed forward the length would be slightly more.

Gastornis (Diatryma) skull cast replica: $1,995

Complete skeleton is $16,000 assembled or $14,000 unassembled

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Diatryma skull cast #2
This resin Diatryma skull is an artists rendering.

Diatryma skull cast measures: Mounted with mouth open: 16.5 inches long x 11.25 high x 7.75 wide

Skull resting on jaws: 16 x 8.25 x 7.75

Skull only: 15.25 x 6.25 x 7.25 inches

Jaws only: 14.25 x 3 x 7.5

$350 (plus shipping)

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Dodo Bird Skull cast replica
Raphus cucullatus; Skull.

The dodo bird has been extinct since 1681.

Legendary flightless bird of the Mascarenes Islands of the Indian Ocean.

Polyurethane resin cast from a Royal Ontario Museum Specimen measures 7in (19.7cm)

Dodo bird skeleton cast also available.

Dodo skull cast: $189.00

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Dodo Bird Skeleton cast replica

Dodo Bird Skeleton cast replica Mounted

Raphus cuculiatus; A raphidae legend from the Indian Ocean islands of Mascarenes.

Polyurethane cast from a Royal Ontario Museum Specimen.

Measures: 69cm. / 27in. tall

$2,625.00 (plus shipping)
Shipping cost will be added when your order is ready. Shipping estimate $200 within the US. Please contact us for international shipping cost.

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Dodo Bird Fiberglass Statue (item #120007)

Dodo Bird Fiberglass Statue (item #120007)

Net Wt. (kg) : 13.16

Gross Wt. (kg) : 15.25

CBM : 0.3023

Dodo Bird measures: (LxWxH, in) : 27.75 x 20.75 x 36.75

Shipping size (LxWxH, in) : 28.25 x 21.25 x 37.25

$695 (plus $150 US shipping)

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The Dodo (Raphus cucullatus) is an extinct flightless bird that was endemic to the island of Mauritius, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.

Subfossil remains show the Dodo was about 1 metre (3.3 feet) tall and may have weighed 10–18 kg (22–40 lb) in the wild. The Dodo's appearance in life is evidenced only by drawings, paintings and written accounts from the 17th century. Because these vary considerably, and because only some illustrations are known to have been drawn from live specimens, its exact appearance in life remains unresolved.



Dromornis stirtoni
Dromornis stirtoni ("Stirton's Thunder Bird").

A flightless bird, Dromornis was the largest dromornithid*, it may have been the heaviest bird to have existed. It was 3.2 m tall and estimated to be 500 kg.

Discovered in Northern Territory, Australia.

Late Miocene

This Dromornis stirtoni cast replica measures approx. 3.2 meters high.

Price $775 skull

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$35,000 skeleton

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*Dromornithidae the dromornithids were a family of large, flightless Australian birds of the Pleistocene Epoch. All are now extinct. They were long classified in the order Struthioniformes, but are now usually classified as a family of Anseriformes.

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Emu Foot cast replica

Emu Foot cast replica.

The Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae, is the largest bird native to Australia and the only extant member of the genus Dromaius. It is also the second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. The soft-feathered, brown, flightless bird reaches up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height

Foot cast replica of a modern Emu with base.

Cast replica measures 17".

$175 (plus shipping)

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Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Aves, Order: Casuariiformes, Family: Casuariidae, Genus: Dromaius, Species: Dromaius novaehollandiae



Messel bird plaque fossil cast replica

Messel Bird

Messel bird plaque fossil:

$60 (plus shipping)

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Moa bird skull cast replica (item #MGS301)

Moa Bird Skull cast replica.

Pachyornis elephantopus; Giant bird of Pleistocene South Island, New Zealand

$115 (plus shipping)

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Moa Femur cast replica (item #C026C)

Moa Femur

Pacyorris elephantopus; femur cast replica.

Aves of New Zealand South Island Pleistocene.

Measures 32cm/12.6in.

$46.00 (plus shipping)

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Moa Pachyorris elelphantopus; Tarsometarus cast replica. (item #C026B)

Measures: 45cm/17.7in.

$46.00 (plus shipping)

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Penguin: Fossil Penguin Skull cast with base

Fossil Penguin Skull with base

Discovered in Peru, South America in the Pisco Formation.

Early Pliocene,

Skull cast with base measures 8"

$190

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Phororhacos Bird Skull cast replica (item #MGS303)

Phororhacos(pronounced "FOR-rus-RAH-kos") Bird Skull

Phororhacos inflatus; Model skull cast

Fossil bird of Miocene Brazil and Patagonia.

Phorusrhacos stood around 2.5 meters (8 ft) tall and weighed approximately 130 kilograms (280 lbs) (Alvarenga & Höfling, 2003). It was nicknamed the "Terror Bird" for obvious reasons: it was one of the largest carnivorous birds to have ever existed, along with Titanis, and its rudimentary wings formed arm-like structures with claws shaped like a meat hook for tackling prey, which was then killed with the massive beak.

Customer review: "I received my Phororhacos bird skull cast today, it is great! Thank you very much."

Phororhacos cast replica measures 14.1 in (358mm)

$203

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Sinornis Cretaceous Bird From China cast (item #RF015)
Sinornis, Cretaceous Bird From China

(item #RF015)

$50.60 (plus shipping)

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Sinornis is a genus of enantiornithine bird. Several referred fossils were recovered from the Jiufotang Formation at Liaoning, People's Republic of China. The Jiufotang overlays the Yixian, according to Swisher et al. (1999). Sinornis is known only from the type species, Sinornis santensis.

Paul Sereno et al. (2001) considered Cathayornis, to be a junior synonym of Sinornis.

However, also in 2001, Zhou and Hou continued to distinguish Cathayornis from Sinornis by the former's larger size, a shorter, straighter, finger number I, with a slightly longer claw (ungual), the absence of an atitrochanter, and other features. A paper describing a second species of Cathayornis in 2008 by Li et al. also considered the genera to be distinct.

As both genera were named in the same year, there is some dispute over which name would have priority if they are synonymous

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Aves, Subclass: Enantiornithes, Superorder: Euenantiornithes, Order: Cathayornithiformes, Family: Cathyornithidae, Genus: Sinornis (Sereno & Rao, 1992), Species Sinornis santensis



Teratornis Merriami Skull cast replica (S026)

Teratornis Merriami Skull cast measures: 9x4x4in.

$138 (plus shipping)

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Teratornis Merriami Skull cast

Predator bird of Pleistocene southern California.

The bird had a wing span of 14ft and weighed 50lbs.

Teratornis merriami (Merriam's Teratorn) was a huge North American teratorn, with a wingspan of around 3.5 to 3.8 meters (11 to 12 feet) and a wing area of 17.5 square meters, standing an estimated 75 cm tall and weighing about 15 kg. It was somewhat larger than the extant Andean Condor and nearly two times as heavy as the California Condor. A closely related species, the Aiolornis, was about 40% larger and lived at an earlier time; it was formerly known as Teratornis incredibilis, but is distinct enough to be placed in its own genus.



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