Of all the theropods of the Jurassic period, the most well known is the Allosaurus, and for good reason. Measuring 9.7m long, there were few other predators that stood a chance, with the exception of Saurophaganax. This got it starring roles in a lot of dino media, being the original big dino predator.
Review and images by PhilSauria, edited by SuspsyWhile paleoart has shaped the public perception of dinosaurs and other prehistoric fauna over the years, it has also created certain images that have been hard to shake once our understanding of these animals improved. Images like the tripod stance of theropods, tail-dragging dinosaurs of all sorts, and elasmosaurines with their swan-like necks raised out of the water.
Of all the vertebrates on earth, only three in the history of life have achieved powered flight. Two, the birds and bats, are still amongst us today, but the third, the pterosaurs, have long since become extinct. This makes them an intriguing group, especially given that some reached incredible sizes.
Ceratopsians are a fascinating group. Their bodies aren’t very diverse, but the skull work is incredible. And one of the greats when it comes to that is Styracosaurus, with it’s spiked frill giving it a fearsome appearance (even if the frill itself offered little protection due to the holes, but I won’t tell the predators if you won’t).
The number of Triceratops models and figures can hardly be counted at this point. Every line has one, some great, some not. Here I will be examining the one from Happinet, a Japanese company, that created a series of articulated dinosaur figures, similar in certain styles to the Sega Dinosaur King line.