-Size: 6”L x 5”W x 4&3/4”H
-Species: Gigantopithecus blacki
-Notes: Gigantopithecus blacki is a giant, orangutan-like primate that existed in southern China half a million to a million years ago. Gigantopithecus is estimated to have been about ten feet tall and weighed about 1,200 pounds. Too large to be arboreal, Gigantopithecus was a ground-dwelling ape that most likely walked on its knuckles or fists.
The teeth of the Gigantopithecus indicate a plant-based diet, almost certainly consisting of bamboo. The cause of the animal's extinction is unclear, though speculations on the subject cite a depletion of food source as most probable. Bamboo tends to cycle through sudden die-offs, and Gigantopithecus would have been competing for this limited food source with giant pandas and the newly evolved Homo erectus. American physical anthropologist Dr. Grover Krantz reconstructed this mandible based on a fossilized jawbone and teeth. Please allow up to 1 week for processing time with cast replicas as most of these items are made to order. Thank you for your understanding.
-Size: various (refer to individual model skull listings for sizes) -Species: Australopithecus afarensis, Paranthropus boisei, Homo erectus, Homo neanderthalensis, Gorilla gorilla, Pan troglodytes, Homo sapiens -Notes: 1:2 scale casts of 7 primate skulls provide an overview of speciation and evolution. These wonderfully detailed miniatures were sculpted by Steve Wagner. Portable, durable...
-Size: 19"L x 16”W x 1&1/4”thick -Species: Archaeopteryx lithographica (though possibly reassigned to A. siemensii) -Notes: This beautifully cast replicated skeleton shows every detail of the original, now housed at the Natural History Museum of Berlin (giving it the moniker of “the Berlin Specimen”). This was the third specimen of Archaeopteryx discovered...
Size: 3&½"L x 2&¾"W x 3"H -Species: Australopithecus afarensis -Notes: This 1:2 scale Australopithecus afarensis skull is a wonderfully detailed miniature, sculpted by Steve Wagner. This is one skull from a set of 7 (KAM-SET-7). Portable, durable and precise, these skulls are great for quick and easy primate and hominid comparison. Each...