A Short Review of the Carnegie Collectibles Triceratops Dinosaur Model

Dinosaur model collectors have been rather spoilt for choice when it comes to acquiring replicas of the horned dinosaur known as Triceratops.  Most model manufacturers have included at least one within their prehistoric animal replica ranges.  The Triceratops in the Carnegie Collectibles range, manufactured by Safari Ltd,  is one of the most colourful currently available.  This Triceratops dinosaur model is depicted charging and its bright orange and yellow frill markings make this particular Triceratops model very striking indeed.

Carnegie Collectibles Triceratops

The Carnegie Collectibles Triceratops Dinosaur Model

A very colourful Triceratops.

A very colourful Triceratops.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

This Triceratops is one of two such models in the Carnegie Collectibles model series.  It was introduced as a replacement for an older , less dramatically coloured replica.  As the model measures approximately nineteen centimetres in length the original 1:45 scaling has been retained.

Perhaps the most famous of all the horned dinosaurs, “three horned face” was named and described 125 years ago by the renowned American palaeontologist Othniel Charles Marsh.  It is certainly, one of the largest ceratopsians known with some scientists estimating this herbivore to have weighed as much as six tonnes or more.

A Vivid Pose

As well as its vivid pose, depicting this horned dinosaur charging with its huge mouth open as if it is bellowing at some nearby tyrannosaurid predator, this model is notable for its colouration.  The top of the bony frill that adorns the back of this huge dinosaur’s skull is painted with splashes of bright orange and yellow.  The flanks also have bright orange and red patches.  Palaeontologists believe that visual signals were very important to these dinosaurs.  The bright colours on this Triceratops would have made a stunning visual display, perhaps enough to frighten away the most determined Tyrannosaurus rex.

Appreciating a Triceratops Dinosaur Model

A still from Everything Dinosaur's recent video review of this dinosaur  model.

A still from Everything Dinosaur’s recent video review of this dinosaur model.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Interestingly, this Triceratops model has the correct number of digits depicted on its legs.  The front legs had five digits, whereas the back legs only had four.  This detail is often overlooked in other replicas but all the models in the Carnegie scale model dinosaur collectibles range are approved by palaeontologists at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, so the replicas do reflect the very latest scientific thinking.

To view the range of Safari Ltd prehistoric animal models: Wild Safari Prehistoric World Dinosaur Models and Figures.

All in all, this an attractive Triceratops dinosaur model, a popular member of the Carnegie Collectibles range.  It will continue to delight dinosaur model collectors for many years to come. We at Everything Dinosaur even provide a Triceratops fact sheet so that collectors can read all about this horned dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous.

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