A Video Review of the Papo Young Apatosaurus Dinosaur Model
The Young Apatosaurus dinosaur model is proving to be very popular amongst dinosaur fans and model collectors. We have produced a brief video review of this new for 2015 Papo replica. In this video review we look at the model in more detail and explain about the body proportions as they are shown in this particular dinosaur sculpt.
Everything Dinosaur Reviews the Papo Young Apatosaurus Dinosaur Model
Video credit: Everything Dinosaur
The video is just over eight minutes in length (8:08), we look at the skin texture in more detail, explain about the size of the head as it relates to the rest of the body and we discuss that very thick neck. The design team at Papo have certainly done an excellent job, on what is the company’s second sauropod after the enormous Brachiosaurus replica was introduced a couple of years ago.
Papo Young Apatosaurus
To view the range of Papo prehistoric animal replicas available from Everything Dinosaur: Papo Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.
This dinosaur was formerly known as Brontosaurus (Thunder Lizard), a great name for one of the larger and heavier diplodocids.
For explanation as to why this dinosaur had to have its name changed: Why Brontosaurus is No More.
Everything Dinosaur wrote a short article, a while back now, about the name change to Apatosaurus and the reasons for it, this is the article we refer to in our Papo Young Apatosaurus video review.
From the nostrils located on the top of its head (correct according to most palaeontologists), to the supersonic, cracking whip-like tail, this is a super dinosaur replica. Well done Papo!
Following a taxonomic review of the Diplodocidae by scientists and academics the genus Brontosaurus has been resurrected and Brontosaurus excelsus is regarded as the type species.
The scientific paper: “A specimen-level phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision of Diplodocidae (Dinosauria, Sauropoda)” by Emanuel Tschopp, Octávio Mateus and Roger B. J. Benson published in the on-line, peer reviewed journal PeerJ.