Confused over Centrosaurines (Especially from Montana)

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Einiosaurus and Achelousaurus

Everything Dinosaur received an urgent phone call this morning from a mum who had been finally told by her dinosaur mad little boy what Father Christmas should get him.  He requested an Einiosaurus. Sadly, despite the very many colourful models of horned dinosaurs made by the likes of CollectA and stocked by Everything Dinosaur, we did not have a replica of this Late Cretaceous centrosaurine to hand.  However, thanks to our knowledge of the Ceratopsidae, we were able to recommend a suitable substitute, so step forward an Achelousaurus replica to save the day.

Stepping into the Breach the Centrosaurine Achelousaurus

Horned Dinosaur Model
Horned dinosaur model.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Achelousaurus and Einiosaurus

Fossils of Achelousaurus and Einiosaurus have both been found in Montana, from the same geological formation in fact (Upper Two Medicine Formation).  We used some notes that we had on the original 1995 research along with a few references from the excellent “New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs” and we were able to produce a special data sheet for the young palaeontologist all about these two centrosaurine dinosaurs.  The CollectA Achelousaurus dinosaur model makes a very appropriate substitute for an Einiosaurus.

To view Everything Dinosaur’s range of CollectA prehistoric animal models: CollectA Prehistoric Life Replicas.

Explaining All About Two Closely Related Dinosaurs

Helping one young dinosaur fan (and his mum)!
Helping one young dinosaur fan (and his mum)!

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur (from Gregory S. Paul)

Another little problem solved.

An Update

Since this article was written CollectA have added a model of a Einiosaurus to their Prehistoric Life/Prehistoric World range.

Horned dinosaur model CollectA Einiosaurus.
CollectA Einiosaurus dinosaur model.

In addition, with the launch of the Beasts of the Mesozoic ceratopsian range, model fans have even more chasmosaurine and centrosaurine figures to choose from, including a Beasts of the Mesozoic Einiosaurus model too.

Beasts of the Mesozoic Einiosaurus model.
The Beasts of the Mesozoic Einiosaurus model. An articulated dinosaur model.

Beasts of the Mesozoic Models

To view the range of Beasts of the Mesozoic models in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Beasts of the Mesozoic Articulated Dinosaur Figures.