A Young Apatosaurus is Sketched
To reflect the recently published scientific paper that summarised the re-evaluation of the Apatosaurinae, that subfamily of diplodocid sauropods, that led to the re-establishment of the genus Brontosaurus, team members at Everything Dinosaur have commissioned a new illustration of one of these long-necked dinosaurs. Brontosaurus means “thunder lizard”, an apt description for this type of dinosaur, one that could have weighed as much as twenty-five tonnes and measured as long as a tennis court (B. excelsus). Long-necked dinosaurs are extremely popular amongst adults and youngsters and we do get asked a lot of questions about these types of prehistoric animals when we visit schools, from the teachers as well as the children.
For further information: Is Brontosaurus Back?
An Illustration of Apatosaurus, or is it Brontosaurus?
Picture credit: Mike Fredericks/Everything Dinosaur
We will probably use this new illustration to make a scale drawing for our dinosaur fact sheets. We research and write a fact sheet for every named prehistoric animal item that Everything Dinosaur supplies. We have hundreds of these fact sheets and we do supply them to schools and to home education groups to help teachers and parents. More drawings will be commissioned shortly, the majority of these will be for new model introductions. We can’t say too much about this just yet, further information will be made available at the end of the year. What we can say is that there are going to be some very exciting new models in 2016.
To view Everything Dinosaur’s existing model range, including Apatosaurus models: Apatosaurus Models and Prehistoric Animal Figures.