The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Malawisaurus
Since its introduction in 2018, the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Malawisaurus has been very well received by model collectors and fans of dinosaurs. The fossils of a long-necked dinosaur from the Sitwe Valley area of northern Malawi were originally described by the English-born palaeontologist Sidney Henry Haughton. He proposed that these fossil bones should be assigned to the genus Gigantosaurus, which had been established a few decades earlier. Gigantosaurus is now regarded as an invalid taxon.
Safari Ltd have created a wonderful model of this African, herbivorous dinosaur and they have put together a stunning image showing two of these models in a primeval forest.
Taking a View on the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Malawisaurus Figure
The Malawisaurus Model
Further exploration of the fossil bearing strata was undertaken in the 1980s by a joint field team supported by the Southern Methodist University and the Malawi Department of Antiquities. As a result of these extensive excavations, around 150 dinosaur bones (Sauropoda) were found. Following a review of the original fossils and these later fossil discoveries, the Malawisaurus genus was established in 1993.
The Wild Safari Prehistoric World Malawisaurus Model
The Malawisaurus Measurements
The model measures about thirty-six centimetres in length and the head stands some ten centimetres off the ground. Everything Dinosaur sends out a fact sheet all about this titanosaur with sales of the model. The fact sheet provides further information about Malawisaurus (M. dixeyi).
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In the meantime, we congratulate the team at Safari Ltd for creating some super dinosaur and prehistoric animal themed images. The species epithet honours Dr Dixey, who participated in the original expedition that uncovered the first fossil remains.
To view the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Malawisaurus and the other models in this excellent figure and replica series: Safari Ltd Wild Safari Prehistoric World Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models.