Creative Prehistoric Animal Play

Whilst going through all the images of the new for 2020 prehistoric animal and dinosaur models from Schleich, a team member found this rather fun publicity photograph that had been produced by the German manufacturer.  Dinosaur and prehistoric animal models are certainly great for imaginative, creative play.

Children and Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models

Children playing with Schleich dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.
Children playing with dinosaur and prehistoric animal models.  The image (above), shows eight figures from the Schleich “Dinosaurs” model range.  To be accurate one of the models is not a dinosaur, can you name them all?

Picture credit: Schleich

Naming Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models

The photograph (above) shows two children and eight figures from the Schleich “Dinosaurs” model range, although, to be entirely accurate only seven of the models represent members of the Dinosauria.

Here is the list of models featured (reading from left to right):

  • Psittacosaurus – A member of the Cerapoda Sub-order known from the Early Cretaceous of Asia.
  • Carnotaurus – An abelisaur from Argentina with a very blunt, short skull and very short arms.
  • Dinogorgon  – Not a dinosaur but a therapsid from the Late Permian of southern Africa.
  • Oviraptor – A Late Cretaceous member of the Theropoda named in 1924.
  • Therizinosaurus (being held by the girl) – Named and described in 1954 by the famous Russian palaeontologist Evgeny Aleksandrovich Maleev.
  • Triceratops – A resident of the famous Hell Creek Formation, from which no complete skeleton of this dinosaur has been found, although more than fifty skulls are known to science.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex (being held by the boy) – The “tyrant lizard king” and regarded as the most famous member of the Dinosauria.
  • Tawa – A slender, fast-running hunter known from the Late Triassic of New Mexico (USA).

To view the range of Schleich prehistoric animal models including the new for 2020 figures available from Everything Dinosaur: Schleich Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal Models.

The Everything Dinosaur website: Everything Dinosaur.

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