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We have just added a new line of life size dinosaur sculptures (dinosaur statues). They are made of resin and fiberglass and will make a great addition to your museum, school, golf course or home.

We have many of these dinosaurs in stock, but some items are made when ordered. Production time varies based on existing orders and also on items ordered. Please contact us for price and ordering information. Prices do not include shipping. Large Dinosaurs MUST be crated when shipping. Crate cost varies based on the size of the Dinosaur. You are welcome to pick these up from our Saint Louis location. Please call first to check availability.

We will gladly discount multiple items ordered on this page.

All Dinosaurs are listed alphabetically. To Jump to a statue, click on the highlighted name.

Fossils beginning with the letter: Allosaurus / Ankylosaurus / Apatosaurus / Brachiosaurus / Deinonichus / Dodo Bird / Dragon / Dromaeosaurus / Hadrosaur / Hypsilophodont / Mammoth / Postosuchus / Protoceratops / Pterosaurs / Spinosaurus / Stegosaurus / Super Croc / Triceratops / T-rex / Utahraptor / Velociraptor /



T-rex fiberglass statue

This new T-rex statue is made of fiberglass resin.

It measures approx 9 feet tall and 20 ft long.

This T-rex sculpture is made for indoor or outdoor use.

An internal metal frame assures strength and stability. Metal plates on the feet allow you to screw it securely to the floor or ground.

$14,995 (plus shipping)

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Allosaurus statues (Return to Top of page)



Allosaurus statue

Allosaurus fragilis sculptures.

This beautiful sculpture is available in 2 poses (shown).

Allosaurus measures 112" x 31" x 75" : 1.4 cbm, (9.3 ft, 2 1/2 ft, 6.25 ft tall)

Weight; 55 kilo's (121 lbs);

Price is $4,500 USD IN STOCK!

Allosaurus mouth open 125" 33" x 71" (kd): 1.43 cbm, 56 kilo's:

$4,500 USD Sale: $2,350 (plus shipping). This item may be picked up from our Saint Louis location (please call first). If item is to be shipped it must be crated (crate cost $300). Crating and shipping cost can not be calculated in shopping cart.

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Statues are finished with a protective topcoat suitable for outdoor use.

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Ankylosaurus statue (Return to Top of page)



Ankylosaurus statue

Ankylosaurus fiberglass dinosaur statue

Net Wt. (kg) : 17.5
Gross Wt. (kg) : 19.25 (approx 42 lbs)
CBM : 0.6802
Figure (LxWxH, in) : 88.78 x 25.25 x 31.5 (approx; 7.39 ft. 2 1/2ft, 2 3/4 ft)
Pack (LxWxH, in) : 89.75 x 26 x 32.25
$1,400 Sale: $995 Plus shipping. This item may be picked up from our Saint Louis location (please call first). If item is to be shipped it must be crated (crate cost $200). Crating and shipping cost can not be calculated in shopping cart.

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Apatosaurus statue (Return to Top of page)



Apatosaurus Garden Statue (item # 110037)

Definitive Apatosaurus Garden Statue (item #110037)

Net Wt. (kg) : 8.48

Gross Wt. (kg) : 21.12

CBM : 0.4154

Dinosaur measures (LxWxH, in) : 51.25 x 17.5 x 24 (4.37 feet long x 1 foot 5 1/2 inches wide x 2 feet high)

Size for shipping (LxWxH, in) : 52.5 x 18.75 x 25.75

Resin cast: $495.00 (plus $150 US shipping).

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Brachiosaurus statue (Return to Top of page)



Brachiosaurus statues #1

Brachiosaurus dinosaur statue #1 measures:

Net Wt. (kg) : 142.6 (approx 357 lbs)

Gross Wt. (kg) : 162

CBM : 5.8974

Figure (LxWxH, in) : 215.25 x 41.5 x 185.75 (approx 17.25 ft, 3.4 ft, 15.47 ft)

crated (LxWxH, in) : 216.25 x 42.5 x 186.75

Without the neck it measures around 163cm at the lowest point of the neck and around 180cm at the highest. Total height with head and neck is: 15.47 feet!

$8,900 plus shipping. SALE: $7,995 This item may be picked up from our Saint Louis location (please call first). If item is to be shipped it must be crated (crate cost $350). Crating and shipping cost can not be calculated in shopping cart.

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Neck and head remove for transport.



Brachiosaurus Children's room wall decor

Brachiosaurus dinosaur wall hanging.

We have just what your little dinosaur hunter dreams of. By popular demand we have added a line of children's room décor. These fiberglass dinosaurs are flat on the backside and can hang easily on any wall. The only thing you will need are a few screws.

This item is currently in stock. It must ship by UPS oversize.

You can also pick this item up from our St Louis location (you must call first to arrange a time).

Brachiosaurus Wall Décor (item #140028)

Net Wt. (kg) : 15.26

CBM : 0.3018 Figure (LxWxH, in) : 93.25 x 6.25 x 80.75

$575 (plus shipping) If item is to be shipped it must be crated (crate cost $75). Crating and shipping cost can not be calculated in shopping cart.

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Neck and head remove for transport.

Deinonichus statue (Return to Top of page)



Deinonichus statue (item number: #120002)

Deinonichus statue (item number: #120002)

Net Wt. (kg) : 28.98

Gross Wt. (kg) : 35.48

CBM : 0.9296

Figure measures (LxWxH, in) : 113 x 24.5 x 50.5
(9.41 feet long x 2.04 feet wide x 4.2 feet tall) Pack (LxWxH, in) : 51 x 25 x 51

Resin cast: $3,500 (plus shipping).

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Dodo Bird Statue (Return to Top of page)



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.

Dragon Statue (Return to Top of page)



Dragon statue #1


Head and wings can be removed for shipping.

In 2012 Ringling Bros Circus used our dragon statue in their photo booth here in Saint Louis.

Dragon statue #1.

This dragon statue is beautifully made.

Statues are finished with a protective topcoat suitable for outdoor use.

Standing dragon Net Wt. (kg) : 90

Gross Wt. (kg) : 100.75

CBM : 4.351

Measures (LxWxH, in) : 108.5 x 52.25 x 78.5

Size for shipping (LxWxH, in) : 109.5 x 53.25 x 79.5
(9.04 feet long x 4.35 ft wide x 6.62 feet tall)

Price is $5,900 plus shipping. Shipping costs will be added to your order at the time of shipping.

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Dragon statue #2

Dragon statue (7ft tall) Finish :

Net Wt. (kg) : 46.2

Gross Wt. (kg) : 54.4

CBM : 1.0255

Figure (LxWxH, in) : 31 x 28.5 x 84

Pack (LxWxH, in) : 70.75 x 30.5 x 29

Statues are finished with a protective topcoat suitable for outdoor use.

Price is $1,500 USD SALE $1,195 plus shipping.

This item may be picked up from our Colorado location (please call first). We also have 1 damaged one at our St. Louis location (price $895). If item is to be shipped it must be crated (crate cost $200). Crating and shipping cost can not be calculated in shopping cart.

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Dromaeosaurus Statue (Return to Top of page)



Dromaeosaurus: Giant Dromaeosaurus statue

Dromaeosaurus dinosaur statue.

Our larger than life Dromaeosaurus statue is made of fiberglass resin.

Net Wt. (kg) : 95

Gross Wt. (kg) : 99.5

CBM : 2.5298

Figure (LxWxH, in) : 134.75 x 53.75 x 63.75
11.22 feet long x 4.47 feet wide x 5.31 feet tall

$4,995 plus shipping.

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Dromaeosaurus was a small carnivore, about 2.5 feet (0.8 meters) tall and 2 m (6 ft 7 in) in length and 15 kg (33 lb) in weight. Its mouth was full of sharp teeth, and it had a sharp "sickle claw" on each foot.

Hadrosaur Statue (Return to Top of page)



Hadrosaur statue Parasaurolophus

Hadrosaur dinosaur statue.

Net Wt. (kg) : 105

Gross Wt. (kg) : 109.5

CBM : 2.896

Measures (LxWxH, in) : 117.5 x 39.75 x 94.25
9.79 feet long x 3.31 feet wide x 7.85 feet tall.

Size for shipping (LxWxH, in) : 118.5 x 40.25 x 94.75

Parasaurolophus $5,995 plus shipping. SALE: $4,995

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Hypsilophodont Statue (Return to Top of page)



Hypsilophodont statue (item #120008)

Hypsilophodonts (named after Hypsilophodon, itself derived from the Hypsilophus ("high-crested") genus of iguana lizard and literally meaning "Hypsilophus-tooth") were small ornithopod dinosaurs, regarded as fast, herbivorous bipeds on the order of 1–2 meters long (3.3-6.6 feet). They are known from Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, North America, and South America,

Hypsilophodont statue (item #120008)

This is a great little dinosaur statue. Net Wt. (kg) : 19.68

Gross Wt. (kg) : 21.94

CBM : 0.3039

Figure (LxWxH, in) : 79.5 x 14 x 29.5

Pack (LxWxH, in) : 80 x 14.5 x 30

$1,495.00 (plus shipping).

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Baby Iguanodont dinosaur statue (item #100091)

Gross Wt. (kg) : 6

CBM : 0.1245

Figure (LxWxH, in) : 38.5 x 9.5 x 17.5

Pack (LxWxH, in) : 40 x 10 x 19

$350 (plus shipping)

Mammoth Statue (Return to Top of page)



Mammoth Statue (item #110014)

Mammoth Statue (item #110014)

Fiberglass resin

The net weight o the cast is: 7.12 (kg) and its gross Weight is: 8.08 (kg) boxed.

CBM : 0.0728

Figure (LxWxH, in) : 27.5 x 8.75 x 19

Pack (LxWxH, in) : 24 x 9.25 x 20

Resin cast: $450 (plus shipping).

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Postosuchus Statue (Return to Top of page)



Postosuchus Fiberglass statue (item #120013)

Postosuchus Fiberglass statue (item #120013)

This figure measures: 245 x 50.5 x 78.25 inches (20.41 feet long x 4 foot 2 1/2 inches wide x 6 feet 6 1/2 inches tall).

cbm: 6.4

Postosuchus statue: $8,495 (plus shipping).

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IN STOCK! This item may be picked up from our Saint Louis location (please call first). If item is to be shipped it must be crated (crate cost $350). Crating and shipping cost can not be calculated in shopping cart.

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Postosuchus, meaning "crocodile from Post (Garza, Texas)", is an extinct genus of rauisuchian reptiles that lived in what is now North America during the Middle and Late Triassic.

The skeleton of Postosuchus is large and robust with a deep skull and a long tail. The total body length is about 4 to 5 metres (13 to 16 ft).

Protoceratops Statue (Return to Top of page)



Protoceratops andrewsi life reconstruction

Protoceratops andrewsi life-like reconstruction.

This great life-size model makes a great companion to a Protoceratops skeleton or any museum display.

We used our Protoceratops skeleton as a reference for sculpting this piece.

Made of sturdy fiberglass and resin.

Net weight of cast : 22.61 pounds (10.26 kg)

Measures: (LxWxH, in) : 72.25 x 13.5 x 23.25
(6.02 feet x 1.12 x 1.93 feet)

Boxed size: (LxWxH, in) : 73 x 14.25 x 24

$2,200 (plus shipping)

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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

Boxed size (LxWxH, in) : 298 x 53.75 x 37.5

The weight is approx 70 kilo’s (or 175 lbs).

$5,995 plus shipping and crating. 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

$550 plus shipping.

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Pterosaur: 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 or Brown

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Ships in an oversized box approx 46x22x20

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Spinoosaurus Statue (Return to Top of page)



Spinosaurus dinosaur statue

Spinosaurus Dinosaur Statue

Item #120030

CBM : 4.2946

Measures: (LxWxH, in) : 209 x 38 x 91 (17.41 feet long x 3.16 feet wide x 7.58 feet)
Pack (LxWxH, in) : 210 x 39 x 92

$6,995.00

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Stegosaurus Statue (Return to Top of page)



Stegosaurus dinosaur statue

Stegosaurus dinosaur statue

This giant stegosaurus statue is painted to your specifications.

Tail is removable for shipping. Gross Wt. (kg) :

CBM : 5.8663

Measures (LxWxH, in) : 194 x 43 x 84.25
16.16 feet long x 43 inches wide x 7.02 tall.

Shipping size (LxWxH, in) : 195 x 44 x 85.25

$6,900 plus shipping. SALE $4,995

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Stegosaurus mini dinosaur statue

Mini Stegosaurus dinosaur statue

This smaller version of our stegosaurus statue is just the right size for your home or garden. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

Net Wt. (kg) : 8.28

Gross Wt. (kg) : 11.18

CBM : 0.3067

Figure (LxWxH, in) : 49.25 x 13 x 23.5

Size of shipping box (LxWxH, in) : 51.5 x 14.25 x 25.5

SALE $495 (plus $150 US freight shipping)

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Super Croc Statue (Return to Top of page)



Supercroc statue

Giant Super Croc!

This giant supercroc statue is painted to your specifications.

Gross Wt. (kg) : 86 (189 lbs)

CBM : 1.5732

Super Croc statue measures: (LxWxH, in) : 185 x 55.75 x 15 (15.41 feet long x 4.58 feet x 15 inches)

$5,900 plus shipping.

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Triceratops Statue (Return to Top of page)



Triceratops statue

Triceratops statue.

This fiberglass dinosaur statue is now available.

Statues are finished with a protective topcoat suitable for outdoor use.

Net Wt. (kg) : 110

Gross Wt. (kg) : 115

CBM : 3.2668

Figure (LxWxH, in) : 170.75 x 36.5 x 62.5

14.22 feet long x 3.01 feet wide x 5.20 feet tall.

Size for shipping (LxWxH, in) : 171.75 x 37.5 x 63.5

Price is $4,995 plus shipping.

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The feet of many of our statues have a metal frame built in that allow the statues to be bolted to wood, cement etc.

Our Triceratops statue was recently featured in an episode of "Primeval: New World"



Triceratops xl statue

NEW Giant Triceratops.

This Triceratops dwarfs our others.

$7,995 (plus shipping).

241" long x 49 x 78 inch (20.08 feet long x 4.08 feet wide x 6.5 feet tall) and approx. 600 lbs.

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Triceratops mini fiberglass statue
This smaller version of our Triceratops statue is just the right size for your lawn or garden decor. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Protective coating protects it from the sun, wind, rain and snow.

Measures: 40 x 16.25 x 20.5 inches

$595 (plus shipping)

SALE: $495 (plus $150 US freight shipping)

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Triceratops Giant head statue

Triceratops statue (head only)

Now you can get the heart of the Triceratops without buying the whole body.

The head itself weighs 30.34 kg. (approx. 70 pounds) before packing.

CBM : 1.3939

The head itself measures: (LxWxH, in) : 41.25 x 35.25 x 50.5

The Triceratops head can be mounted to the wall with the included hardware.

$895 plus $150 US freight shipping.

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Triceratops mini head statue

Mini Triceratops head

Net Wt. (kg) : 2.78 (6.2 pounds). Gross Wt. (boxed): 4.56 kg

CBM : 0.0849

Triceratops mini head measures: (LxWxH, in) : 16.25 x 13.75 x 14.75

Boxed size (LxWxH, in) : 18.75 x 16.25 x 17

The Triceratops head can be mounted to the wall with the included hardware.

$195 plus shipping. In stock!

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T-rex Statue (Return to Top of page)



T-rex mini fiberglass statue
Not everyone has the room for a full size T-rex. This guy will solve that problem. All of the terror at a fraction of the size (and cost).

Measures: 43 inches long and 30 inches tall.

Made of sturdy resin your T-rex can be displayed inside or out. We recommend a clear acrylic coat be sprayed on to prolong the beauty of your dinosaur.

Our T-rex is green as seen in last photo.

$795.00 (plus shipping)

SALE: $495.00 *plus $150 US freight shipping)

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T.rex head statue

This photo shows the Giant T.rex head and mini T.rex heads for size comparison

Giant T.rex head sculpture.

Net Wt. (kg) : 34.75 (approx. 77 pounds)

CBM : 1.0384

Figure (LxWxH, in) : 52.5 x 36 x 41.75

Pack (LxWxH, in) : 53.25 x 36.75 x 42.5

Statues are finished with a protective topcoat suitable for outdoor use.

Price is $1,095 Sale $950 (plus $150 freight shipping)

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T.rex mini head statue

Both our Giant T.rex and our mini T.rex heads are shown for comparison

Mini T.rex head sculpture.

Don't have room for the true King of the Beasts? We have the answer. This new mini T.rex head can adorn your walls without taking over your whole room or office.

Statues are finished with a protective topcoat suitable for outdoor use.

Price is $225 Sale $175 plus shipping

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Shipping is not included. Please contact us for shipping cost.

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T-rex: Standing T-rex fiberglass statue

Standing T.rex fiberglass dinosaur statue.

Net Wt. (kg) : 207.5

Gross Wt. (kg) : 231

CBM : 5.2109

Figure (LxWxH, in) : 264 x 51 x 133

Size for shipping (LxWxH, in) : 265 x 52 x 134

$9,995 (plus shipping)

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Utahraptor / Giant Velociraptor Statue (Return to Top of page)



Utahraptor / Giant Velociraptor fiberglass statue.

Many people know Velociraptor only from Jurassic Park. While it was a great movie, it did take some liberties with the anatomy of some of the dinosaurs.

The movie portrayed Velociraptors as nearly human sized, but in reality they were only about 3 feet tall (or less).

Around the same time however, a true "giant velociraptor-like" dinosaur was discovered. It was named Utahraptor.

This statue was made to resemble the Utahraptor / Giant Velociraptor from the movie.

The tail of this dinosaur is removable to reduce shipping costs (slides easily back into place).

Measures: 106 inches tall and 61.8 inches high

$1,995 (plus shipping)

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This item may be picked up from our Saint Louis location (please call first). If item is to be shipped it must be crated (crate cost $400). Crating and shipping cost can not be calculated in shopping cart.

Shipping cost to most US locations varies from approx $200 to $400. We ship any where in the world. Please call or email us for shipping cost.

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Life-size Velociraptor Statue (Return to Top of page)



Velociraptor fiberglass statue.

Many people know Velociraptor only from Jurassic Park. While it was a great movie, it did take some liberties with the anatomy of some of the dinosaurs.

While the movie portrayed Velociraptors as nearly human sized, they were in reality only 3 feet tall (or less). Our velociraptor is truly life size and created using measurements from the skull and skeleton.

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Measures: ___

$1,495 (plus shipping)

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Museum quality dinosaur statues

The statues below are produced here in the United States. Price varies based on order size. Please contact us.

These items are made at the time order is placed. They are not stock items.



Allosaurus sp: Big Al Sculpted Bust

Here is a beautiful sculpted bust of the allosaurus known as "Big Al Two". It is wall mounted ( floor mount also available). Measures approx. 48 inches long x 32 in high (123cmx82cm) without base. It is made of foam-filled fiberglass.

$3,750.00 (plus shipping)

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Allosaurus life size model



Anurognathus the tiny pterosaur

Anurognathus was a tiny pterosaur and a cousin of the dinosaurs. Its body was very small (9 cm) compared with its extensive wings (50 cm) and it had a stubby tail. Anurognathus was a specialized insectivore and had a compact 2 cm head full of needle-like teeth. This short, deep skull was characteristic of the primitive pterosaurs.

Paleontologists believe that Anurognathus ate insects like lacewings and damselflies, but that some of the dragon flies may have been too big for it to tackle. There is a theory that it may have conducted operations from the backs of large sauropods, such as Diplodocus. This is what some birds do today, sitting on the backs of animals in grazing herds, in order to feed on the insects that they disturb and attract.



Bagaceratops rozhdestvenskyi

Bagaceratops rozhdestvenskyi
Etymology: "small horned face"
Classification: Ceratopsia, Protoceratopsidae
Epoch: Late Cretaceous Place/Formation: Khulsan (South-western Mongolia)
Length: 1m

Bagaceratops, a herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaur, moved about on all four limbs (quadruped), was one of the typical members of Protoceratopsids that lived in Mongolia.

This smallest Protoceratopsids is considered as a primitive ceratopsians. However, it already had a slender frill at the back of the skull and a small horn on the snout which later became more remarkable in more advanced, huge, horned dinosaurs of North America, the ceratopsids. Bagaceratops already lost upper jaw teeth as well, but its cheek teeth and sharp beak indicate that it fed on tough-leaved vegetation



Brachylophosaurus

Brachylophosaurus (brak-ee-LOH-fo-sawr-us) meaning "short-crested lizard" (Greek brachy = short + lophos = crest + sauros = lizard, referring to its small crest) was a mid-sized member of the hadrosaurid family of dinosaurs. It is known from several skeletons and bonebed material from the Judith River Formation of Montana and the Oldman Formation of Alberta (Weishampel and Horner, 1990).

It was first described by C.M. Sternberg in 1953, on a skull and partial skeleton at first thought to belong to Gryposaurus (or Kritosaurus as it was known at the time). This animal is notable for its bony crest, which forms a flat, paddle-like plate over the top of the skull. Some researchers have suggested it was used for pushing contests (Weishampel and Horner, 1990), but it may not have been strong enough for this. Also notable are the unusually long forelimbs.

Jack Horner described a second species in 1988 from Montana, B. goodwini, but later work indicated that the differences were probably not enough to justify the second species (see for example Prieto-Marquez, 2005).

In 1994, Paleontologist Nate Murphy discovered an immaculate, complete and uncrushed bracylophosaur skeleton which he dubbed 'Elvis'.

Incredibly, more impressive finds lay ahead for Nate and his team from the Judith River Dinosaur Institute.

In 2000, Leonardo, a fully articulated and partially mummified skeleton of a subadult brachylophosaur was discovered (Murphy et al., 2002). It is considered one of the most spectacular dinosaur finds ever, and was included in the Guinness Book of World Records.

They subsequently excavated 'Roberta,' an almost complete gracile skeleton, and "Peanut", a partially preserved juvenile with some skin impressions.



Coelophysis

Coelophysis (pronounced SEE-low-FIE-sis) was a small, lightly-built dinosaur that walked on two long legs. This predator was about 9 feet long (2.8 m). It had light, hollow bones (hence its name), a long, pointed head with dozens of small, serrated teeth, three clawed fingers on its hands, and a long neck. Two types of Coelophysis fossils have been found, 'robust' and 'gracile.' These two forms probably represent males and females.

WHEN COELOPHYSIS LIVED, CLIMATE: Coelophysis was one of the earliest-known dinosaurs. Coelophysis lived in what was then a seasonally dry, desert-like environment, a savanna-type climate perhaps like modern-day Kenya without the grasses (since flowering plants hadn't evolved yet).

DIET: Coelophysis was a carnivore, a meat eater. It may also have been a scavenger. Coelophysis' fossilized stomach remains have been found containing small reptiles, fish, and other Coelophysis bones of different sizes, indicating that it was a cannibal.

BEHAVIOR: Coelophysis probably lived and hunted in packs; this is suggested by the existence of fossil bonebeds of hundreds of Coelophysis (collections of many fossils at one location) found at the Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, USA.

REPRODUCTION: Coelophysis most likely reproduced by laying eggs. Thousands of fossilized Coelophysis skeletons were found at the Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, USA. Many of them contained the bones of young Coelophysis in their abdomens - this evidence showed that Coelophysis either ate its young or gave birth to live young. It is more likely that they were cannibalistic (like many modern-day reptiles) since the tiny Coelophysis skeletons within the adult Coelophysis were not embryos, but young Coelophysis.

LOCOMOTION: Slightly built, long-legged, and very light because of its hollow bones, Coelophysis was a very fast, bipedal runner. Dinosaur speeds are estimated using their morphology (characteristics like leg length and estimated body mass) and fossilized trackways. Coelophysis tracks have been found; the footprint is 4 inches long and the stride length is 2.5 ft (0.75 m).

DISCOVERY OF FOSSILS AND NAMING THEM

Coelophysis was discovered in 1881 by David Baldwin. It was named by US paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope in 1889. The type species is Coelophysis bauri (named by Cope and Colbert in 1964). There is some confusion about the naming of this genus arising from the fragmentary nature of the type specimen.

Thousands of Coelophysis fossils, including bonebeds (collections of many fossils of the same species in one location), have been found at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, USA (these dinosaurs were called Rioarribasaurus at one time, but this name was later dropped). Several hundred Coelophysis fossil skeletons have been found in Arizona, New Mexico, and perhaps Utah. Both adults and juveniles have been found. There are two types of adults, "robust" and "gracile" - these two morphs may represent males and females.

CLASSIFICATION: Coelophysis was a saurischian ("lizard-hipped") dinosaur, and a theropod. Its further classification is disputed, but it may be a ceratosaurian. It is closely related to Rioarribasaurus (or may be the same genus; the name Rioarribasaurus has been discarded).

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Daspletosaurus

Meaning - Daspletosaurus means "frightful lizard"
Pronounced - das-PLEET-oh-SAWR-us
Named By - Dale Alan Russell
When Named - 1970
DIET: Carnivore (meat-eater)
SIZE: Length - 26-33 feet (8-10 m) long
Height - 9 ft (2.7 m) tall at the hips
Weight - 2-3.5 tons (2300 kg)

Late Cretaceous

WHERE IT LIVED: Fossils have been found in Alberta, Canada, and in Montana, USA, North America. FOSSILS: A nearly complete skeleton has been found, plus one skull and a few assorted bones.

CLASSIFICATION: * Kingdom Animalia (animals) * Phylum Chordata (having a hollow nerve chord ending in a brain) * Class Archosauria (diapsids with socket-set teeth, etc.) * Order Saurischia - lizard-hipped dinosaurs
* Suborder Theropoda - bipedal carnivores
* Tetanura - advanced theropods with three fingers
* Infraorder Coelurosauria - lightly-built fast-running predators with hollow bones and large brains
* Superfamily Maniraptoriformes - advanced coelurosaurs with a fused wrist bone
* Family Tyrannosauroidea
* Genus Daspletosaurus
* Species D. torosus (type species named by D. A. Russell, 1970)

INTERESTING FACTS: Daspletosaurus was a bipedal meat-eater that lived in marshes by streams. It had tiny horns behind its eyes and its arms were a bit longer than those of T. rex. It may have been an ancestor of T. rex.

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