A Video Review of the Eofauna Straight-Tusked Elephant
Those talented and clever people at JurassicCollectables have produced a video review of the second figure in the range of prehistoric animal figures made by Eofauna Scientific Research. The video provides viewers with an up-close and detailed examination of the superb Eofauna Straight-tusked elephant replica (Palaeoloxodon antiquus). A prehistoric animal model inspired by the scientific study of fossil remains.
JurassicCollectables Reviews the Eofauna Scientific Research Straight-Tusked Elephant
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Palaeoloxodon antiquus (Old Slanting Tooth)
This prehistoric elephant has a long history of research and scientific study. It was first thought to be closely related to the extant Asian elephant (genus Elephas) and was initially named Elephas antiquus. Subsequent studies in the 19th and 20th centuries refined this large herbivore’s taxonomic position and in 1924, the Japanese palaeontologist Hikoshichiro Matsumoto erected the genus Palaeoloxodon when examining elephant fossils found in his native Japan. Several species of Palaeoloxodon have been described, with the species in the video review, P. antiquus, associated with warm temperate forest and scrubland habitats of Europe that existed during the Pleistocene inter-glacial phases.
Size estimates vary for Palaeoloxodon antiquus, however, bulls could have had shoulder heights in excess of 4.5 metres and weighed in excess of sixteen tonnes. It is great to see the various models used by JurassicCollectables in this video review, viewers can really appreciate the size of this figure. Our thanks as always to “off-colour” Alan for his contribution.
Available from Everything Dinosaur – the Eofauna Scientific Research Straight-Tusked Elephant Replica
Eofauna Straight-Tusked Elephant Video Review
JurassicCollectables outlines how the model was produced. This stunning 1:35 scale replica is based on actual fossil specimens that were studied by Eofauna Scientific Research team members. This is a scientifically accurate model and in the JurassicCollectables video review, the narrator gives viewers a guided tour of the figure and provides a close-up examination of this detailed model. The beautiful skin texture is marvelled at and the narrator even picks out the carefully sculpted veining to be found on those large ears.
Everything Dinosaur’s Illustration of Palaeoloxodon antiquus (Straight-Tusked Elephant)
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Sales Helping to Fund Scientific Research
Eofauna Scientific Research is a non-profit organisation and revenues from sales of this figure are invested back into scientific research and the dissemination of knowledge about extinct animals. It this wasn’t reason enough to add this splendid, 1/35th scale model to your collection, it has already attracted numerous 5-star Feefo reviews on Everything Dinosaur’s website, for example:
Doug wrote to say: “Top quality model. Anatomical detail totally convincing. Detail in skin texture & features outstanding. Perfect posture, not too aggressive.”
Anthony added: “Magnificent replica. The sculpting and paint job was of the highest quality. Great pose. It was a good learning experience to find out that elephants once lived in Europe. This is the second Eofauna replica I’ve purchased, and I look forward to seeing what they offer next year.”
To purchase the Eofauna Straight-tusked elephant model and their first figure the excellent Eofauna Steppe Mammoth replica: Eofauna Scientific Research Models.
In the Video, the Eofauna Straight-Tusked Elephant is Compared in Size with the Eofauna Steppe Mammoth Figure
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