Spot the Mistake – Here is the Answer

In the previous blog entry we put up a picture of a dinosaur model from the Natural History Museum dinosaur model collection.  This series features a number of famous dinosaurs, creatures like T. rex and Triceratops as well as a couple of the lesser known prehistoric animals such as Megalosaurus and Corythosaurus.

To view this model range and dinosaur toys: Natural History Museum Dinosaur Models.

This model series was developed under the guidance of the Museum’s researcher Dr Paul Barrett, a highly respected palaeontologist.  They are described as “a premier range of ten dinosaurs endorsed by the Natural History Museum (London), developed to a constant 1/40 scale so that the size of the different dinosaurs relevant to each other can be seen.”

Iguanodon Dinosaur Model

However, we have discovered that our latest batch of Iguanodon models have a significant spelling mistake on their packaging.

Spot the Mistake?

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The mistake was noticed by our diligent team members as soon as a new box of these particular models was opened.  The model depicts an Iguanodon, an ornithopod and the second dinosaur to be formally named and described.  Unfortunately, the packaging for the new model has the dinosaur’s name spelt incorrectly.  It states “Iguanadon”, but the correct spelling is Iguanodon – oops!

The Correct Iguanodon Packaging

Whoops!  An Iguanodon dinosaur model with the correct spelling.  Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Dinosaur Model

We all make mistakes, we at Everything Dinosaur are far from perfect, we make mistakes too, especially with all the long hours that we work, but I would wager that the Natural History Museum in London would be expressing disappointment at the spelling error on the packaging.  After all, it is a product range endorsed by their own scientists.

Have they noticed?

What would Gideon Mantell think?