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Anhanguera (Return to Top of page)

Anhanguera blittersdorfi pterosaur skeleton cast replica

Anhanguera blittersdorfi skeleton cast replica

Anhanguera blittersdorfi (ahn-yahn-GER-a), this creatures name means "old devil" (from Tupi anhanga "devil" + nera "old"). This pterosaur is named for Anhanguera a malignant spirit in the Tupi Indian culture native to the region of northeastern Brazil, where the fossil was found.

Measurements: wingspan 13 feet

Specimen: Wyoming Dinosaur center

Early Cretaceous. Discovered in the Santana Formation of Brazil

Anhanguera pterosaur skeleton cast: Terrestrial Pose (above) Mount, $6.400 Sale $6,300

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Flying Pose Mount (above) $5,900

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Anhanguera blittersdorfi pterosaur skull

Anhanguera blittersdorfi pterosaur skull

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Anhanguera skull only (no stand) $460

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Scientific Name: Anhanguera blittersdorfi

Discovered in the Santana Formation, the original is housed at the Wyoming Dinosaur center, Thermopolis, Wyoming.

Early Cretaceous


This remarkable Pterosaur Skull (Anhanguera blittersdorfi) measures 24 inches long, and 4 inches wide. This cast comes is available with optional stand and base

Anhanguera skull with stand: $475 (plus shipping)

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of <i>Campylognathoides liasicus</i> pterosaur skeleton

Campylognathoides liasicus pterosaur skeleton in matrix (cast replica)

It wasn't until 1928 that paleontologist Embrik Strand realized that the name of Campylognathus was already taken and he renamed the genus to Campylognathoides

Campylognathoides ("curved jaw", Strand 1928) is a genus of pterosaur, discovered in the Württemberg Lias deposits (dated to the early Toarcian age), the first specimen consisting of wing fragments. Further better preserved specimens were found in the Holzmaden shale and it was based on these specimens that Felix Plieninger erected a new genus.

Compared to its contemporary from the same layers Dorygnathus, the snout on this genus is relatively short, though the skull is still in general elongated, be it much lighter built. The large eye sockets, placed low in the skull above a narrow jugal, have caused some researchers to speculate that Campylognathoides had especially acute vision, or possibly even a nocturnal lifestyle. The back of the skull is relatively high and flat, with a sudden downturn just in front of the eyes. The snout ends in a slender point curving a bit upwards at its very end. A large part of the snout is occupied by long bony nares. Below them a small triangular skull opening, the fenestra antorbitalis is present.

Reflecting the more shallow snout, the teeth of Campylognathoides are also short and not at all laniaries or fang-like as in the markedly heterodont Dorygnathus. They are conical and recurved but have a broad base with the point bevelled off from the inside forming a sharp and strong cutting surface. In the upper jaw there are four rather widely spaced teeth in the praemaxilla gradually increasing in size from the front to the back; the fourth pair of teeth is the largest. Behind them are ten smaller teeth in the maxilla, gradually decreasing posteriorely. In the lower jaw there are twelve to fourteen teeth present in C. liasicus, sixteen to nineteen in C. zitteli. The largest total number is thus 66.


Cast of the Pittsburgh specimen of Campylognathoides liasicus

We have a limited number of this cast (which to our knowledge, is no longer being made). It comes from a private collection.

We will repaint, or touch up cast as needed prior to shipping.

In 1858 Friedrich August Quenstedt named a new species of Pterodactylus: P. liasicus. It was based on a fossil, holotype GPIT 9533, consisting of some wing bones, found on the Wittberg near Metzingen in layers dating from the early Toarcian. The specific name referred to the Lias. Quenstedt thought he had identified long metacarpals in the wing, concluding that the new species was therefore not belonging to more basal genera, like the long-tailed Rhamphorhynchus.

In 1893 commercial fossil collector Bernhard Hauff sr. discovered a skeleton of a large pterosaur near Holzmaden. In 1894 Felix Plieninger based a new genus on this specimen: Campylognathus. The genus name is derived from Greek kampylos, "bent", and gnathos, "jaw", in reference to the bent lower jaw. The type species is Campylognathus zitteli. The specific name honours Alfred von Zittel. The holotype is SMNS 9787.

In 1897 Hauff prepared another specimen that eventually in 1903 was acquired by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History at Pittsburgh. This fossil, CM 11424, is due to its completeness the best source of information about the genus.

In 1901 Plieninger for the first time studied P. liasicus and discovered that Quenstedt had mistaken the, in reality short, metacarpal, for a coracoid, meaning it was a basal pterosaur. In 1906 Plieninger referred P. liasicus and the Pittsburgh specimen to Campylognathus, though not yet establishing the specific status of each of the three exemplars. In 1907 however, Plieninger recognised a second species of Campylognathus: C. liasicus, to which CM 11424 was referred also.

Norwegian entomologist Embrik Strand discovered in the 1920s that the name Campylognathus had previously been used for the African bug Campylognathus nigrensis, a genus of the Heteroptera named in 1890. As the name was thus preoccupied, he renamed the pterosaur Campylognathoides in 1928. During the twentieth century new finds have brought the number of known specimens to about a dozen.

According to a study by Kevin Padian there are eight cervical vertebrae, fourteen dorsals, four or five sacrals and up to 38 caudal vertebrae. The tail base is flexible with about six short vertebrae; behind them the caudals elongate and are stiffened by very long extensions allowing the tail to function as a rudder Campylognathoides liasicus

Campylognathoides liasicus Jurassic skeleton in matrix resin cast $250 (plus shipping)

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Dsungaripterus (Return to Top of page)



Dsungaripterus cast replica

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Dsungaripterus weiiskeleton cast replica

Dsungaripterus ("Wing of Junggar Basin") was a genus of pterosaur with an average wingspan of 3 metres (10 feet). Early Cretaceous. It in areas ranging from China, where the first fossils were found in the Junngar Basin, to Africa, where more remains have been found. The closely related pterosaur, Phobetor parvus, was once originally assigned to this genus.

Class: Reptilia, Order: Pterosauria, Suborder: Pterodactyloidea, Family: Dsungaripteridae, Genus: Dsungaripterus

Skeleton measures: 305 x 123 x 20 cm

For sale or rent

Purchase price: $15,000

Rental price: $2,000

Jeholopterus (Return to Top of page)



Jeholopterus ninchengensis skeleton cast replica

Jeholopterus was a small anurognathid pterosaur from the Daohugou Beds of northeastern China (of uncertain age, probably Middle or Late Jurassic), preserved with hair and skin remains.

Jeholopterus ninchengensis skeleton cast replica

Has a 74 cm (29.13 inches) wingspan

You can purchase the skull alone, or the whole skeleton.

Skull $100

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Skeleton $1,300

Resin cast: $1,300 (plus shipping).

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Nyctosaurus (Return to Top of page)



Nyctosaurus sp skeleton and skull casts

Nyctosaurus gracilis skeleton cast replica.

Assembled cast measures: 231 cm wingspan

Nyctosaurus Non-crested Skull cast $395

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Nyctosaurus Skeleton cast (with Non-crested): $4,700

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Nyctosaurus Crested Skull cast $895

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Nyctosaurus Skeleton cast (with crested skull) $5,400

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Found exclusively in the late Cretaceous deposits of the Western Interior Seaway of North America, Nyctosaurus was a relatively small piscivorous pterosaur and a rare find. Much less abundant than Pteranodon and less than half its size, Nyctosaurus is known to have a large, thin, forked crest or no crest at all, probably a sexually dimorphic difference. It had only 3 wing phalanges, unlike Pteranodon and most other pterosaurs and had a uniquely-shaped delta-pectoral crest of the humerus.

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Nyctosaurus sp skeleton dig panel cast (RF032)

Nyctosaurus sp skeleton dig panel cast

Nyctosaurus sp. replica

This is a very neat Pterosaur skeleton molded and cast just as it was found in Cretaceous Niobrara Chalk, Nebraska.

Great as a wall hanging or as a childrens dig panel.

Cast measures: 49x28in. (125x71cm)

$500 plus shipping(oversized shipping costs may apply)

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Pteranodon

Pterosaur / Pteranodon Statue (Return to Top of page)



Giant Pteranodon statue

Giant Pteranodon statue (item #120010KD)

A true giant!

The wing span measures a massive 297.25" (24.77 feet)

Figure (LxWxH, in) : 297.25 x 104 x 60.75

Pack (LxWxH, in) : 298 x 53.75 x 37.5

$2,495 plus shipping. Shipping costs can not be calculated in the online cart. Please contact us for shipping rate and production time.

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Pteranodon dinosaur statue

Baby Pteranodon statue (item #110062)

Net Wt. (kg) : 2.92

Gross Wt. (kg) : 4.08

CBM : 0.3112

Figure (LxWxH, in) : 58.75 x 25.5 x 10
4.89 feet wing span x 2.12 feet long body x 10 inches

Pack (LxWxH, in) : 59.75 x 28.25 x 11.25

$495 plus shipping. SALE $395

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pterodactylus (Return to Top of page)



Pterodactylus kochi skeleton plaque (item #MF13)

Pterodactylus (pronounced TER-o-DACK-ti-lus) kochi skeleton plaque

Pterodactylus (pronounced TER-o-DAK-til-es) is a genus of pterosaur (the first to be named and identified as a flying reptile) that lived during the late Jurassic Period. It was a carnivore and probably preyed upon fish and other small animals. Like all pterosaurs, the wings of Pterodactylus were formed by a skin and muscle membrane stretching from its elongated fourth finger to its hind limbs. It was supported internally by collagen fibres and externally by keratinous ridges. Fossils have been discovered in Europe and Africa.

The name derives from the Greek words pteron (meaning 'wing') and daktylos (meaning 'finger') and refers to the way in which the wing is supported by one large finger.

Numerous species have been assigned to Pterodactylus in the years since its discovery, the most well-known and well-supported being P. antiquus and P. kochi. However, most studies since the 1990s have found little reason to separate even these two, and have treated them as synonymous

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Pterodaustro (Return to Top of page)



Pterodaustro Skull replica (item #MG11)

Pterodaustro Skull cast (model).

1:1 Scale model.

$297.00 (plus shipping)

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Pterodaustro guintazui skull.

Pterodaustro (meaning "southern wing") was a Cretaceous pterosaur from South America. Pterodaustro had a wingspan of 133 centimeters (52 in), and possessed about 1,000 tall, narrow bristle like teeth, which presumably were used in filter-feeding, much like modern flamingos.

It had many bristle-like structures on its jaw that might have been used to strain crustaceans, plankton, algae, and other small creatures from the water. Once it caught its food, Pterodaustro probably mashed it with its small globular teeth from its upper jaw.

This pterosaur's diet may have resulted in a pink hue. Thus, it is often dubbed the "flamingo pterosaur".

It was discovered in 1970 by Jose Bonaparte in the Lagarcito Formation, situated in the San Luis Province of Patagonia, Argentina. It has also been found in Chile.



'Ptweety' the Tiniest Pteranodon
"Ptweety" the Worlds Tiniest Pteranodon.

Original specimen discovered by Ken Jenkins.

This skeleton was prepared, reconstructed, then molded and cast by Todd Hoelmer. 'Ptweety's skull measures 6" in length. The maximum wingspan is approx 5'.

Articulated cast-$1,600

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Quetzalcoatlus (Return to Top of page)



Quetzalcoatlus skull cast replica

Quetzalcoatlus skull cast replica.

Quetzalcoatlus (named for the Aztec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl) was a pterodactyloid pterosaur known from the Late Cretaceous of North America (Campanian–Maastrichtian stages), and one of the largest known flying animals of all time.

Pterodactyloid Pterosaur, Quetzalcoatlus was a member of the Azhdarchidae, a family of advanced toothless pterosaurs with unusually long, stiffened necks.

Javelina Formation, Texas U.S.A.

Length of skull 61 cm (61 cm = 24 in)

Quetzalcoatlus Skull resin cast $295.00 (plus shipping)

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Quetzalcoatlus skeleton cast replica

Quetzalcoatlus skeleton cast replica

This skeleton measures 40ft long

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Rhamphorhynchoid (Return to Top of page)



Rhamphorhynchoid skull

Rare Pterosaur skull. This Pterosaur skull cast was molded from the largest Rhamphorhynchoid skull material known.

Jurassic;

Skull cast measures 10.5 inches long;

Resin pterosaur skull cast $295

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Rhamphorynchus (Return to Top of page)



Rhamphorhynchus gemmingi

Rhamphorhynchus gemmingi

Measurements: wingspan 3.5 feet

Late Jurassic

Resin cast: Assembled Mount, $975 (plus shipping)

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Rhamphorhynchus skeleton Unassembled $595 (plus shipping)

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Rhamphorhynchus was a genus of long-tailed pterosaurs . Its name means "beak snout". It was only 17.5 cm (7 in) long but had a wingspan of 100 cm (3 ft), it was less specialized than other pterodactyloids. It had a long tail stiffened with ligaments which ended in a diamond-shaped vane.

Rhamphorhynchus skull cast from the skeleton pictured above can also be purchased by itself.

Rhamphorhynchus muensteri - Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Rhamphorhynchus ate fish, frogs,and insects and it is believed that one of the ways it hunted was by dragging its beak in the water, catching fish and tossing them into its throat pouch, a structure similar to that of pelicans, which has been preserved in some fossils. This method of catching fish is found today in skimmers.

Although fossils have been found in England, the best preserved come from the Solnhofen quarry in Bavaria; many of these fossils preserve not only the bones but impressions of soft tissues such as the wings and tail.

Rhamphorhynchus laid eggs instead of giving birth to its young. It belongs to the Suborder Rhamphorhynchoidea.



Rhamphorhynchus skeleton in situ resin cast. (Item 1530)

Rhamphorhynchus skeleton in situ resin cast.

Rhamphorhynchus (pronounced: RAM-fo-RING-khus)

This cast measures 14 x 10.5 inches

Resin cast: $80.00 (plus shipping).

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Rhamphorhynchus skeleton in situ resin cast. (Item Rhampy 5)

Rhamphorhynchus skeleton in situ resin cast.

Rhamphorhynchus (pronounced: RAM-fo-RING-khus)

This cast measures 13 x 13 inches

Resin cast: $85.00 (plus shipping).

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Santanadactylus (Return to Top of page)



Santanadactylus pricei skeleton in matrix

Santanadactylus pricei Articulated in matrix.

Santandactylus (meaning "Santana Formation wing") was a genus of pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Aptian-age Romualdo Member of the Lower Cretaceous Santana Formation, of Barra do Jardim, Araripe Plateau, Ceara Province, Brazil. Four species have been named. It was a large, long-necked pterosaur, with a relatively short snout, with teeth.

This specimen measures 43" and is housed in the Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Discovered in the Santana Formation, Brazil

Plaque Mount

Resin cast $950 Sale $935 (plus shipping)

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Thalassodromeus (Return to Top of page)



Thalassodromeus sethi Skull cast

Thalassodromeus sethi Skull cast

Thalassodromeus was a large pterodactyloid pterosaur found in northeastern Brazil. The genus was named in 2002 by Alexander Kellner and Diogenes de Almeida Campos. The type species is Thalassodromeus sethi. The genus name is derived from Greek thalasse, "sea" and dromaios, "runner", in reference to its presumed life style as a skimmer. The specific name refers to the Egyptian god Seth because of the similarity in head form. In 2006 André Jacques Veldmeijer suggested Kellner had confused Seth with the god Amun whose crown shows a remarkable resemblance with the Thalassodromeus head crest

Thalassodromeus was believed by Kellner to have fed in a similar way to modern skimmers; trailing its lower jaw in the water while it flew. However, later research on its jaw and neck anatomy suggested that for this and other larger pterosaurs it would not be feasible to skim because of the drag: the energy expenditure would be too high.

Measures 4 feet 9 inches x 2 feet 9 inches (Length: 140 cm Height: 85 cm) Resin cast Skull: $2,000 (plus shipping).

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Tropeognathus (Return to Top of page)



Tropeognathus Skull Plaque cast replica (item #SH12)

Tropeognathus Skull Plaque cast replica. This is a model of Tropeognathus mesembrinus.

Crested0beak fisher pterosaur. Cretaceous Santana formation of Brazil. 13-ft (4m) wing span.

$115.50 (plus shipping)

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Tropeognathus robustus

Tropeognathus robustus.

Pterosaur of the Cretaceous. Based on fossils found in the Santana Formation of Brazil.

This species has a conspicuous bony snout crest.

This model is 1:5 scale. Measurements: 46-inch (1.2m) wing span.

Additional photo

$325.00 (plus $100 oversize shipping)

Available in Grey (item #JW01G) or Brown (item #JW01B)

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Other available casts include skulls and skeletons of:

Dsungaripterus weii,

Pteranodons longiceps skulls or skeletons of various sizes (up to 20ft)

Pteranodon sternbergi

Quetzalcoatlus northropi Skull or skeleton (up to 40ft)

Ichthyornis dispar

Archaeopteryx lithographica

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