The new for 2022 Schleich Majungasaurus, Styracosaurus and the Nothosaurus marine reptile model are in stock at Everything Dinosaur. All five of the recently announced new Schleich prehistoric animals are now available from the UK-based mail order company.
The Schleich Majungasaurus
The stout Majungasaurus model, with its stubby front limbs and deep skull is a welcome addition to the Schleich range of dinosaur models. This is the first time that Schleich have made a replica of the Late Cretaceous abelisaurid from Madagascar, although they have made several models of the related Carnotaurus.
The Schleich Majungasaurus has a prominent horn on the top of its head, an anatomical feature that reflects the fossil record for this theropod, although when first found, the frontal horn was thought to represent the fossilised remains of a pachycephalosaur. The striped colour scheme is certainly striking and this figure has an articulated lower jaw.
Schleich Styracosaurus Dinosaur Model
Our personal favourite of the recent Schleich model releases is the Styracosaurus dinosaur model. Painted in muted shades of green and brown it contrasts with the more vibrant Majungasaurus figure. This is not the first time that Schleich have produced a Styracosaurus figure. There was a Styracosaurus in the original and long-retired “Saurus” series and in 2013, a blue-coloured Styracosaurus was introduced, marking the centenary of the formal naming and scientific description of “spiked lizard”.
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented that a future blog post would look at these Schleich Styracosaurus models in more detail.
Schleich Nothosaurus Marine Reptile Model
The only non-avian dinosaur model to be added to the Schleich “Dinosaurs” range is a replica of the Triassic marine reptile Nothosaurus. The model measures 22 cm in length and it joins a replica of a Plesiosaurus and a Mosasaurus in the Schleich range.
This is the first time that Schleich has made a Nothosaurus figure and although this genus has an extensive fossil record as well as a global distribution with fossil discoveries in Asia, North Africa, the Middle East as well as Europe, there are very few Nothosaurus models in the portfolios of mainstream model manufacturers.
Everything Dinosaur has researched and written a Nothosaurus fact sheet that will be sent out free of charge with sales of the Schleich Nothosaurus figure.
To view the new for 2022 Schleich prehistoric animal models and the rest of the Schleich figures in stock at Everything Dinosaur: Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models.