Shringasaurus

No. 100357

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Shringasaurus lived in the middle Triassic Period, around 245 million years ago. Though it was a large prehistoric reptile, growing around 12 feet long, it was not a dinosaur. Its most striking feature is its facial horns, which sprout from its brow like those of Triceratops.

  • Scientific Name: Shringasaurus (“Horned Lizard”)
  • Characteristics: This figure is hand painted to bring out all the scientifically accurate details in this prehistoric creature, from its lizard-like body to its distinctive horns.
  • Size and Color: This Shringasaurus figure is just about 6 ½ inches long and just under 2 inches high. It’s a little longer than a permanent marker. Its coloration is orange-yellow above and a dull yellow below, with brown stripes and spots along its body.
  • The Shringasaurus is part of the Wild Safari® Prehistoric World collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History:

Shringasaurus was first formally described in 2017 from bones of several individuals discovered in India. Shringasaurus was not a dinosaur, but rather a “basal” Archosauromorph – an early example of the group of reptiles that would eventually lead to the evolution of crocodiles, dinosaurs, birds and their relatives.

The teeth of Shringasaurus point to a plant-based, or herbivorous, diet. It is believed that the horns on its head may have only been present in males, like many modern horned animals, and that they may have used them in combat to impress a potential mate.

  • Size in cm: 17 L x 7 W x 6 H
  • Size in inches: 6.69 L x 2.76 W x 2.36 H
  • UPC: 095866004279