Once more, we take a look at another Yowie model of an ancient creature based on a slim evidence. In this case though, it does have better basis than others. Here, we see Atlascopcosaurus, an animal based on dentary found from early Cretaceous strata of Dinosaur cove, Australia. With it being based off teeth, this at least tells us we are dealing with a herbivore, likely an ornithischian, but little is known beyond this. So, what did Yowie make of this? Let’s see……
Here, we see a light blue and turquoise model, bent over as if feeding, though the wiggle in the legs, arms, neck and tail means this is more posable than most Yowie models. It is small, measuring 3.1″ long and 1.2″ high, pretty small, but that works well for this species, which measured 3 metres in length and came up to a human waist. Pretty good here.
Accuracy is a bit tricky, but here we go. the beak, likely based on other ornithopods, so that could work, though isn’t that well sculpted. The tail could be a little longer, but isn’t terrible. The pronated hands, however, are. I can’t really talk too much more on the accuracy, as there is no other evidence for it.
This is quite a nice model, all things considered, and can see it being enjoyed by collectors and children alike. There is something oddly interesting having a model of a species that was named after the company that ran the dig, Atlas Copco, as I can’t think of many others like it (bit of trivia for you!) It may not be for everyone, but I have no regrets owning it. It is long discontinued, so eBay is the best shot. If you see it, give it a consideration.