-Size: 35&1/2"L x 18"Tall x 8"Deep (1:1 Scale)
-Species: Mesosaurus sp.
-Notes: Mesosaurus was an aquatic reptile that pre-dated the time of the dinosaurs. It's a classic example used in teaching the theory of plate tectonics, as fossils of this animal have been discovered on both the eastern coast of South America and the western coast of Africa, showing that the two continents were connected at one time.
-Age: Permian Period, 299-280 million years ago
-Location: southwest Africa and southeast South America
-Size: 22"L x 24" Wingspan (1:1 Scale) -Species: Archaeopteryx lithographica ("Ancient Wing of Lithographic stone") -Notes: Archaeopteryx is a small, raptor-like dinosaur from the European islands of the ancient Tehthys Sea. Considering the exquisite detail of its well-preserved feathers, this dinosaur was originally coined as the "first bird" upon the discovery...
-Size: 30"L x 18"T (1:1 Scale) -Species: Ceratosaurus nasicornis ("Horned Nose Lizard") -Notes: A medium-sized predator from the Jurassic period, this carnivore would have shared its world with Allosaurus, Torvosaurus, Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, and many other well-known dinosaurs. Ceratosaurus was also featured in the film Jurassic Park III. -Age: Jurassic Period, 156-147...
-Size: 24"L x 24"T (1:1 Scale) -Species: Deinonychus antirrhopus ("Terrible Claw & counter-balanced" - in reference to the curved "killing claws" of the feet, as well as the stiffened tail that would have provided counter-balance to the rest of the animal). -Notes: This carefully crafted piece consists of genuine chicken feathers...