Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor
Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli
Our thanks to dinosaur model fan and collector Caroline who sent us some beautiful photographs of her recently purchased Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli figure. The taxonomic position of Atrociraptor within the Dromaeosauridae remains contentious, however, with a short, powerful jaw and oversized teeth this predator lives up to its scientific name meaning, that of “cruel or savage thief”.
Everything Dinosaur were sent some Photographs of the Atrociraptor Figure Outdoors
Picture Credit: Caroline
The outdoor location really brings out the colouration of the model, the exquisite way in which the bright red elements of the plumage have been blended in with the muted tones of brown and black. The sun lit model highlights the texture and the individual feathers on the torso and the top of hips can be clearly seen in this well-composed photograph.
Named and described in 2004, some eighty years after the far better known Velociraptor (V. mongoliensis) was described, this dinosaur is estimated to have reached a length of approximately two metres and weighed around fifteen kilogrammes. The fossil material associated with this genus comes from the famous Horseshoe Canyon Formation of southern Alberta, however, a single jaw fragment and some isolated teeth from the Two Medicine Formation of Montana may also represent Atrociraptor.
Everything Dinosaur’s Scale Drawing of Atrociraptor marshalli
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
Fast Delivery of a Fast Member of the Dromaeosauridae
When sending her pictures to Everything Dinosaur Caroline commented:
“The order arrived not long ago. Thank you for the fast delivery. Please use the photos of the Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli if you wish.”
We are happy to post up Caroline’s excellent photographs, pictures of a fast running dinosaur, that was delivered quite fast as well.
The Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli Dinosaur Figure
Picture Credit: Caroline
The photograph (above), shows a close-up view of the head of the Beasts of the Mesozoic model. The characteristic short, robust snout and the oversized teeth that helped to define this genus can clearly be seen in this beautifully composed picture.
A spokesperson for Everything Dinosaur praised the images saying:
“We are always pleased to receive photographs of purchases from customers. The Atrociraptor model looks fantastic in these outdoor shots.”
To view the Beasts of the Mesozoic Atrociraptor marshalli and the rest of the Beasts of the Mesozoic articulated “raptor” models available from Everything Dinosaur: Beasts of the Mesozoic Models