Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? That is a Super Question!

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The Rebor Deinonychus Trio “Cerberus Clan” is Coming to Everything Dinosaur

The Rebor “Cerberus Clan”, the third part of the Acrocanthosaurus/Tenontosaurus diorama is due to arrive at Everything Dinosaur’s warehouse in the next ten days or so.  The trio of raptors “Deinonychus antirrhopus“, nick-named Shoot, Tooth and Thrill (we think), completes the “Hercules and the Ceryneian Hind” model set, all the bases are designed to interlock to provide a seamless prehistoric scene that features a total of five dinosaurs.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Cerberus Clan from Rebor

The trio of three “raptors” from Rebor.

Picture credit: Rebor/Everything Dinosaur

Deinonychus antirrhopus – Changing Perceptions

It could be argued that the scientific description of Deinonychus antirrhopus by the American palaeontologist John Ostrom in 1969, helped change the perception of the Dinosauria.  Ostrom, portrayed this predatory dinosaur as a very active, bird-like animal, helping to revolutionise thinking with the view that many dinosaurs had similar metabolic rates to mammals and birds gradually displacing the idea that dinosaurs were sluggish, dim-witted and slow-moving.

The new Rebor trio certainly echo much of Ostrom’s work, these dinosaurs are depicted as fast-running, pack hunters capable of challenging a larger meat-eating dinosaur over dining rights.

Around a dozen near complete specimens have been discovered, including remains of Deinonychus individuals next to Tenontosaurus (a large, herbivorous dinosaur), a rare example of predator and prey being found together.  It was these fossils that helped to inspire this particular Rebor sculpt.

Deinonychus and Acrocanthosaurus

At Everything Dinosaur, we are not aware of any Deinonychus fossil material being found in the same strata as Acrocanthosaurus (A. atokensis) fossil remains.  However, both these theropods lived in North America during the middle Albian , although D. antirrhopus fossil material is associated with the Upper Cloverly Formation and the much rarer Acrocanthosaurus fossils, are associated with the Antlers Formation of Oklahoma and the Twin Mountains Formation of Texas.

The Trio of Rebor Models (Hercules, Ceryneian Hind and the Cerberus Clan)

A trio of Rebor replicas.

The Rebor Acrocanthosaurus, Tenontosaurus and Deinonychus diorama.

Picture credit: Rebor/Everything Dinosaur

Each item is sold separately, to see the complete range of Rebor models available at Everything Dinosaur: Rebor Dinosaur Figures and Models.

The Rebor Deinonychus Figures

With individuals measuring more than three metres in length, a pack of Deinonychus would have made a formidable and frightening sight, even a giant, eleven-metre-long, fully-grown Acrocanthosaurus might have been well advised to steer well clear of them.

Fine Details on the Rebor “Raptor” Models

Rebor Cerberus Clan "Raptors".

The Rebor “Cerberus Clan”.

Picture credit: Rebor/Everything Dinosaur

The picture above shows the three Deinonychus dinosaur models in the Rebor “Cerberus Clan” set.  Each one is in a different pose and has different colouration.

Everything Dinosaur Comments

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“We are very excited to hear that the Rebor trio of Deinonychus models are ready for shipping.  The first of these model sets should arrive before Christmas, but it is unlikely, that given the delays in post at this time of year, that we will be able to get out orders to customers in time for the big day.  However, what a fantastic way to welcome in the New Year!”

An Early Concept Illustration of the Rebor “Cerberus Clan” Models

Concept design - Rebor "Cerberus Clan".

The Rebor “Cerberus Clan” – concept illustration.

Picture credit: Rebor

Stock is expected in about ten days or so.

If you would like to see the range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal figures in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Dinosaur Models and Prehistoric Animal Figures.