Everything Dinosaur has published regular updates on the company’s YouTube channel keeping dinosaur fans and model collectors informed about the new for 2022 CollectA prehistoric animal models. Our blog post today features the fourth and final video in this sort series. We provide a video review of the new, 1:40 scale CollectA Triceratops horridus model.

Everything Dinosaur looks at some of the science behind the new for 2022 CollectA Deluxe Triceratops horridus dinosaur model.

The CollectA Deluxe 1:40 Scale Triceratops horridus

Triceratops might be one of the most recognisable of all the dinosaurs, but scientists have learned a great deal about “three-horned face” over the last decade or so and the new for 2022 CollectA Triceratops (T. horridus) dinosaur model reflects some of the latest scientific thinking.

CollectA Deluxe Triceratops horridus
The new for 2022 CollectA Deluxe Triceratops dinosaur model.

The Shape of the Skull and Neck Frill

The CollectA model has been based on “Horridus”, an almost complete Triceratops horridus specimen excavated from Hell Creek Formation deposits exposed in Montana. This superbly preserved Triceratops skeleton has the most complete skull and neck frill of any Triceratops specimen described to date. It is more than 99% complete. The design team at CollectA have been able to use this skeleton to accurately depict the head and the neck frill on their dinosaur model.

A close-up view of the head of the new for 2022 Collect Deluxe Triceratops.
A close-up view of the head of the new for 2022 CollectA Deluxe Triceratops model.

Almost a Complete Tail

In total, around 87% of the entire skeleton of a single, individual animal has been recovered, including much of the tail apart from a few posterior caudal vertebrae. This has permitted palaeontologists to reconstruct the tail of this horned dinosaur. Its length, depth and relative proportions in relation to the rest of the body are reproduced in the new CollectA Triceratops figure.

Scale drawing T. horridus
Triceratops horridus scale drawing. The design team at CollectA have been able to use the Melbourne Museum specimen “Horridus” to accurately recreate the tail of a Triceratops. Picture credit: Museums Victoria.

Triceratops Video Contents

In this brief video, it lasts around ten minutes and thirty seconds, the narrator looks at the science behind this new dinosaur model, provides information on when it will be in stock and highlights the model’s measurements.

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The Video Contents

0:00 – A New Triceratops!
0:25 – Triceratops horridus.
1:25 – Subscribe!
1:34 – The Science Behind the Model!
2:57 – Melbourne Museum Specimen.
4:11 – Triceratops Tail Length!
4:40 – Skull and Neck Frill.
5:02 – Pattern of Scales!
6:22 – Model Measurements.
7:15 – In Stock 2022?
8:04 – Question of the Day!
8:58 – Links to Previous CollectA Videos.
9:21 – Everything Dinosaur Social Media.
9:32 – CollectA Product Range!
9:52 – Our Blog Post.

The question posed in the video is:

What Other Horned Dinosaur would you like CollectA to add to their Deluxe Model Series?”

To view the range of CollectA Deluxe prehistoric animal models in stock at Everything Dinosaur: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Life Models.

To see the range of CollectA Prehistoric Life models: CollectA Prehistoric Life.

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