New PNSO A-Shu the Qianzhousaurus Dinosaur Model

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PNSO A-Shu the Qianzhousaurus Dinosaur Model

Everything Dinosaur announced on the company’s social media pages earlier this month that in 2021 PNSO was going to be adding a model of the Chinese theropod Qianzhousaurus (Q. sinensis) to their model range.  Today, we can post up some more images of this exciting tyrannosaurid replica, a figure that will be available from Everything Dinosaur early next year.

The New for 2021 PNSO Qianzhousaurus Replica

PNSO Qianzhousaurus dinosaur model.

A-Shu the PNSO Qianzhousaurus dinosaur model.

“Pinocchio rex”

Named and described in 2014 (Junchang Lü et al), this Late Cretaceous member of the Tyrannosauridae family from Jiangxi Province, was nicknamed “Pinocchio rex” as its snout was disproportionately longer than other, similar sized tyrannosaurids.  Its discovery confirmed that there was a branch of the tyrannosaur family tree that consisted of large, hypercarnivores with different shaped skulls compared to their deep-skulled, bone-crunching cousins.

A Closer View of the Long-snouted Tyrannosaur Qianzhousaurus sinensis

PNSO Qianzhousaurus dinosaur model.

The PNSO Qianzhousaurus dinosaur model.  Along with Alioramus this dinosaur forms a new clade of tyrannosaurids named the Alioramini (pronounced Al-ee-oh-ram-eye).

Qianzhousaurus Dinosaur Model

Ever since the first fossils of Alioramus came to light in the early 1970’s, palaeontologists had suspected that there was sub-branch of the Tyrannosauridae family.  Qianzhousaurus shed light on the “other evolutionary branch” of tyrannosaurids.

The new for 2021 PNSO Qianzhousaurus model will have an articulated lower jaw.

PNSO Qianzhousaurus sinensis with an Articulated Jaw

PNSO A-shu the Qianzhousaurus dinosaur model has an articulated jaw.

The PNSO A-Shu the Qianzhousaurus dinosaur model has an articulated jaw.

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Model Measurements

The Qianzhousaurus figure measures a fraction under 24 cm in length and the raised tail is a just under 10 cm high.  Although this dinosaur has been named from incomplete remains (see skeletal drawing showing the known fossil material below), palaeontologists estimate that this predator was around 8-9 metres in length, based on this, Everything Dinosaur estimates that the PNSO model is approximately 1:35 scale.

A-Shu the Qianzhousaurus Model Measurements

The PNSO Qianzhousaurus dinosaur model measurements.

PNSO Qianzhousaurus dinosaur model measurements.  The model measures 23.8 cm in length and it stands approximately 10 cm high.

A Clear Rod to Help Support the Dinosaur

Qianzhousaurus is supplied with a plastic stand, that when placed under the chest area helps to support the model.  The clear plastic stand is designed to be unobtrusive and it permits the body proportions of this meat-eating dinosaur to be kept accurate as per the scientific record.  There is no need for oversized feet on this tyrannosaurid replica.

The Packaging and a Diagram Showing How to use the Plastic Support

PNSO Qianzhousaurus model with support stand.

A transparent stand is provided to help to stabilise the PNSO Qianzhousaurus model.

The PNSO Qianzhousaurus is due to be in stock at Everything Dinosaur in 2021.

To view the range of PNSO dinosaur and prehistoric animal figures in stock at Everything Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Models and Figures.