Abelisaurus, which joins the distinguished likes of Ankylosaurus, Ichthyosaurus, Mosasaurus, Plesiosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus rex in having an entire group of animals named after it, is presently known from only an incomplete skull. But based on what we have learned about other abelisaurs such as Rajasaurus, Majungasaurus, and, of course, Carnotaurus, we have a reasonably good idea of what Abelisaurus looked like: a stocky brute with a boxy head, muscle-bound legs, and itsy-bitsy arms.
Acrocanthosaurus? Chances are, if you are a dinosaur fan, you may be familiar with this predator and even be a big fan of it. But step out of the paleontology world and into the mainstream, many would not know what Acrocanthosaurus is. For a large and very unique looking dinosaur, it is a bit surprising that it hasn’t reach the same name recognition as some more generic looking theropods like say Allosaurus .
Alioramus (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)
Alioramus was one of the smaller tyrannosaurids to have arisen and thrived during the Late Cretaceous period. Mind you, the only known specimens thus far are juveniles and subadults, so just how big an adult could grow to be is unknown. Along with Qianzhousaurus, it appears to be part of a distinct branch of the tyrannosaur family.
Allosaurus (Age of the Dinosaurs, by PNSO)
As you may know, Allosaurus was a common predator 150 million years ago. It hunted everywhere on the flood plains of the Morrison formation from the conifer forest, to the fern plains in between. This charming little fellow is Black the little Allosaurus from PNSO.
About the toy: The figure comes with a poster that has a small Allosaurus skeleton picture and information on one side.
Review and photos by Zim, edited by Suspsy
Allosaurus (meaning “different lizard”) is probably the most well known large predator of the Late Jurassic period some 155-145 million years ago, similar to how Tyrannosaurus was in the Late Cretaceous period. It reaches sizes of 8 to 9.6 metres long, but could possibly reach up to 13 metres (more on that later).
Amargasaurus ( PNSO Scientific Art Model)
Review and Photos by Bokisaurus
Greetings dinosaur fans! Today, we will review a figure that I am really excited about, the long awaited PNSO Amargasaurus! It has been a long wait, but the wait is so worth it.
Amargasaurus, as we should all know by now, is a medium sized early Cretaceous sauropod from South America.
Ampelosaurus (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)
Meet Lans, the little Ampelosaurus from PNSO. He measures about 9.5 cm long, although he’d be longer if his tail were held out straight behind him instead of curling fluidly to the left.
Anchiornis (Luffy) (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)
Anchiornis huxleyi was only described a decade ago and yet has gone on to become one of the most well understood dinosaur species in recent memory. Hundreds of exceptionally well preserved fossils of this late Jurassic paravian have been found in the bone beds of Liaoning, China. These fossils are so well preserved that they give us one of the best representations of what a dinosaur actually looked like, right down to the color of its plumage.
Ankylosaurus (Sede) (Prehistoric Animal Models by PNSO)
The Chinese company PNSO only came onto the scene about three years ago but in that short amount of time, and despite a brief hiatus, they’ve delivered a vast array of jaw dropping collectables like nothing we’ve seen before. By and large the models produced thus far have fit into a few different size and price ranges but none of them really met in the middle.
Archaeopteryx (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)
Atopodentatus (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)
Review and photos by Ravonium, edited by Suspsy
In 2014, a group of Chinese paleontologists working in Yunnan Province discovered a near complete skeleton of Atopodentatus, a new genus (and likely, lineage) of Sauropterygia (the main group of Mesozoic marine reptiles) with an odd and somewhat creepy skull unlike that of any other known vertebrate.
Atopodentatus (Prehistoric Animal Models by PNSO)
The Middle Triassic began a mere five million years after the end-Permian extinction. On land, forests had finally staggered back from the destruction. Insects, mammal relatives, and sauropsids started to diversify into new–or sometimes rediscovered–morphologies. In the oceans, ray-finned fishes and coelacanths thrived, and some sauropsids returned to the sea.
Baryonyx (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)
It’s been a long and frustrating morning for Burton. It began with him failing to catch a pterosaur sitting on its nest. Next he snagged a large shark only for it to bite him painfully on the snout and escape. After that, he managed to come across a fresh nodosaur carcass, but was then chased away by an allosaur pack—and received another bite on his tail to boot!
Basilosaurus (Age of the Dinosaurs by PNSO)
Many millions of years ago, the vast Tethys Sea covered what would one day be the deserts of the Middle East and other large parts of the world. The demise of the mighty aquatic marine reptiles, along with the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous opened up these vast oceans for a new cast of characters to take center stage and dominate.
There are quite a number of fossils that stun the layman aswell as the professionell for their quality of preservation. Finds enclosed in Burmese amber, Chinese or German limestone come to mind, revealing large numbers of numerous species in outstanding quality. In common they have, that most of the species preserved are comparably small….