The murky pond lays silently in the riparian forest of the Late Devonian, 365 mya. Dragonfly like insects soar and hunt for smaller airborne relatives, their quiet buzzing is the only sound disturbing the lethargic scene. A pair of those hunters engages is their distinct mating ritual, the “heart”.
As for Acrocanthosaurus itself, it lived in the early Cretaceous of North America, alongside some other well-known dinosaurs like Deinonychus, Utahraptor, and Tenontosaurus.
Kaiyodo Dinotales – despite their significance and popularity amongst collectors, the famous Japanese series still lacks a lot of reviews on the blog. I myself own several figures still to be reviewed, but my collection is far from being complete. If you have not seen a Dinotales model in person yet, go get one of your choice and let yourself be hooked up on that magnificent series.
When if comes to scientific accuracy, Kaiyodo did a lovely job with this tiny model.
Review and photos by Bokisaurus
Part 4 of Kaiyodo Dinoland Natural History review series
Anchiceratops is one of those dinosaurs that seems to have been forgotten in today’s popular culture. Despite being large and having a unique frill, you don’t really hear much about it, let alone see it in documentaries about dinosaurs, or even a short cameo in movies.
Review and photos by Charles Peckham, edited by Suspsy
Sea turtles. Seeing them majestically soar through the water with their stoic yet playful expression can inspire awe in any observer. Who doesn’t love them? Well, I suppose jellyfish don’t. And some crustaceans. And seagrass. You get it.
When you hear the term “living fossil,” one of the first examples you’re likely to think of is the coelacanth. Fossil coelacanths were first described over 160 years ago, and their fossil record spans the Mesozoic, even reaching back to the Devonian. That means coelacanths have been on Earth for more than twice as long as mammals, but there are no fossils known from later than the Cretaceous.
Camarasaurus was the most common sauropod in the Morrison Formation, which is mainly distributed in present day Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. Many different fossils have been found, including some complete and even fully articulated specimens, so it is surprising that this dinosaur isn’t made more often in toy form.