The latest product video to be posted up on the Everything Dinosaur YouTube channel features the recently introduced, new for 2022 Schleich Parasaurolophus dinosaur model. This figure is one of five new prehistoric animal figures announced so far by the German model manufacturer. The Parasaurolophus dinosaur model is the first Schleich figure to be given a product showcase video by Everything Dinosaur.
Model Measurements and Did this Dinosaur Live in China?
In the short video (it lasts around 45 seconds), viewers have the opportunity to observe the Parasaurolophus figure on a revolving turntable, model measurements are provided and a caption pops up explaining that this lambeosaurine is known from North America. A second caption follows shortly afterwards that indicates that this hadrosaur may have lived on two continents as very similar fossils to those associated with the Parasaurolophus genus have been found in Heilongjiang Province (China).
Fossils of a large lambeosaurine were found in Maastrichtian aged deposits in Heilongjiang Province in north-eastern China. The skull material is very similar to that associated with Parasaurolophus and although the taxon was named Charonosaurus jiayinensis (Godefroit, Zan and Jin, 2000), the fossils could represent another Parasaurolophus species. Whether the Chinese fossils are Parasaurolophus or C. jiayinensis remains unclear. More Chinese fossils will be required to clarify the taxonomic relationship between these two (for the time being), separate genera.
Previous Parasaurolophus Models
Schleich has made replicas of Parasaurolophus before. One of the original figures in the long retired Schleich “Saurus” series was a green Parasaurolophus. Another Parasaurolophus figure was introduced by the German manufacturer in 2007.
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:
“Our latest product video showcase provides dinosaur fans and model collectors with more information on the recently introduced Schleich Parasaurolophus. Whilst we have to keep these videos short, we try to make them as informative as possible.”
To view the range of Schleich prehistoric animal models and figures available from Everything Dinosaur: Schleich Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals.