New PNSO Model Machairoceratops

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PNSO To Introduce a Machairoceratops Model

PNSO are to add another dinosaur figure to the mid-size range of models.  A replica of the horned dinosaur Machairoceratops will be available from Everything Dinosaur in early 2021.  Everything Dinosaur and PNSO have collaborated on a number of new model announcements in recent weeks.  Perez the Machairoceratops is just the latest in a long line of exciting new figures.

New from PNSO and Available from Everything Dinosaur in Early 2021 – Perez the Machairoceratops

New for 2021 PNSO Machairoceratops.
The new for 2021 PNSO Machairoceratops.

Machairoceratops – Soldier with Bent Swords

PNSO have called their new dinosaur model Perez.  The soldier with the “bent swords” is a reference to the curved parietals (bent horns on top of the neck frill), after which, this dinosaur was named.  Machairoceratops is pronounced Mak-air-oh-sera-tops and the name translates as “bent sword horned face”.

The Stunning Perez the Machairoceratops from PNSO

PNSO Machairoceratops.
The PNSO Machairoceratops model.  The PNSO Prehistoric Animal Models That Accompany Your Growth 41 Perez the Machairoceratops.

Machairoceratops – Plugging a Gap in the Horned Dinosaur Fossil Record

Fossils of this spectacular-looking horned dinosaur were recovered from strata in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument area of southern Utah (Wahweap Formation).  Palaeontologists calculate that this six-metre-long herbivore roamed the landmass known as Laramidia around 77 million years ago.  Its discovery has helped fill a four-million-year gap in the centrosaurine fossil record.

A Close-up View of the Spectacular Horns on the New PNSO Ceratopsian Model

PNSO Machairoceratops replica.
PNSO Machairoceratops – a model of a horned dinosaur.

Fossils of an earlier centrosaurine called Diabloceratops eatoni have been found in rocks that date to around 80 million years ago. The fossil material related to Machairoceratops plugs the gap between Diabloceratops and the later, centrosaurine Nasutoceratops titusi, whose fossils are associated with the overlying Kaiparowits Formation and date to approximately 75 million years ago.

To read Everything Dinosaur’s blog post from 2016 about the naming and scientific description of Machairoceratops: Plugging a Four Million Year Gap in the Centrosaurinae.

PNSO Machairoceratops Model Measurements

This new PNSO dinosaur model measures 15.7 cm long and those curved parietals are around 7.9 cm off the ground.  Several models from PNSO are currently in production and Everything Dinosaur will be making more new model announcements from this fascinating series in the near future.

PNSO Machairoceratops Model Measurements

Measurements of the PNSO Machairoceratops dinosaur model.
PNSO Machairoceratops measurements.

Hinting About Future Model Announcements

Sharp-eyed readers might spot the figure of A-Qi the Sinoceratops (top left in the picture below), this is an image of a new PNSO replica that has yet to be officially announced.  At least one more member of the Ceratopsidae can be expected from PNSO.

Hinting About Future Model Announcements

Four PNSO ceratopsians.
Four PNSO ceratopsians with Sinoceratops, Pachyrhinosaurus, Machairoceratops and Triceratops featured.  the Sinoceratops figure (top left) hints at a future model announcement.

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The spectacular Perez the Machairoceratops model is likely to be in stock at Everything Dinosaur in early 2021.

To see the existing range of PNSO Age of Dinosaurs models available from Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs.