Papo Polacanthus Video Review
SpinoDude has produced a very informative review of the new for 2017 Papo Polacanthus dinosaur model.
Papo’s promotional images of this plant-eating dinosaur did not do it justice and SpinoDude addresses this by showcasing some of the exquisite details that can be found on this replica, one of six dinosaur figures (including two repaints), to be added to Papo’s “Les Dinosaures” range this year.
The Video Review of Polacanthus
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A Polacanthus Video Review
In this short, seven-minute video review, SpinoDude shows the model in close-up and highlights some of the features of this replica, such as the carefully painted eye and the subtle detailing around and inside the mouth.
One of the great things about SpinoDude dinosaur model reviews is that the narrator starts by providing some scientific information about the dinosaur in question. For example, the sacral shield is commented upon and the video contains images of the sacral shield and pelvis elements collected from the Lower Cretaceous of Barnes High, (Isle of Wight), what are in fact, the pelvis fossils of the Polacanthus holotype (NHMUK R175).
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An Eagerly Anticipated Dinosaur Model
The narrator describes the Papo Polacanthus as one of the most eagerly anticipated figures to be introduced by Papo this year. The spectacular Acrocanthosaurus and Papo Ceratosaurus may have stolen a lot of the limelight, but discerning collectors will appreciate the quality of this armoured dinosaur.
On our travels, we have had the pleasure of studying North American Cretaceous polacanthids as well as writing about the discovery of “the Horsham specimen” from Rudgwick, Surrey. The disarticulated fossil material recovered from a brickworks quarry, representing strata deposited in the Early Cretaceous (Barremian faunal stage), has led to the establishment of a new member of the armoured dinosaurs, within the Polacanthinae clade but not that closely related to Polacanthus foxii. This new dinosaur has been named Horshamosaurus. (H. rudgwickensis).
Everything Dinosaur’s Picture of the Papo Polacanthus
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The Papo Polacanthus Dinosaur Model
A Book About Polacanthus
Dr William Blows (the scientist responsible for describing and naming Horshamosaurus), recently published an excellent book which comprehensively reviewed the research undertaken into British polacanthids and their North American cousins.
“British Polacanthid Dinosaurs” by William T. Blows
Picture credit: Siri Scientific Press
For further details: Siri Scientific Press Website.
Our thanks to SpinoDude for his super Papo Polacanthus video review.
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