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Daspletosaurus

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$14.99
SKU 100572

Available in January 2021

Daspletosaurus was a close relative of T. rex. It lived about ten million tears earlier, and was about fifteen feet smaller, growing to around 30 feet long. It also had proportionally longer arms than T. rex and other tyrannosaurs, and its eyes were not as forward-facing as its larger, more famous cousin. Despite being smaller and not quite as advanced, it was still a formidable predator of the Late Cretaceous Period.

Scientific Name: Daspletosaurus (“Frightful Lizard”)

Characteristics: This Daspletosaurus toy is posed in a walking stance, with its tooth-filled mouth wide open. It is scientifically accurate and highly detailed, showing its similarities to its cousin Tyrannosaurus Rex, but also its differences.

Size and Color: The Daspletosaurus figure is just under 9 inches long and about 4 ½ inches tall. Its upper body is green and its sides and undersides are yellow, with green stripes on its legs and tail.

The Daspletosaurus is part of our Wild Safari Prehistoric World collection.

All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History:

Daspletosaurus was first discovered in 1921, but was not formally described until 1970, when geologist and paleontologist Dale Russell named it as a new dinosaur: Daspletosaurus torusus (“torusus” meaning “muscular”).

In 1992, another Daspletosaurus was discovered by paleontologist Jack Horner, who believed it to be a new species that would be named Daspletosaurus horneri (“Of Horner”) in 2017.

Further remains of Daspletosaurus may represent other species, but they have yet to be formally named and described. Daspletosaurus was a very close relative of Tyrannosaurus rex, and may even have been its direct ancestor.

 

 

  • Size in cm: 22.02 L x 4.57 W x 11.18 H
  • Size in inches: 8.67 L x 1.8 W x 4.4 H
  • UPC: 095866005689