PNSO to Add a Torosaurus Model
PNSO will be introducing a 1:35 scale replica of an adult Torosaurus and a juvenile. The PNSO Aubrey and Dabei Torosaurus dinosaur models will be in stock at Everything Dinosaur later in the spring (2022). After the success of the adult Stegosaurus and juvenile set (PNSO Biber and Rook) that was introduced last year, PNSO have decided to add a pair of ceratopsians to this series.
PNSO Aubrey and Dabei
The models represent Torosaurus latus, a genus that was described in 1891 (Othniel Charles Marsh), after the discovery of two elongated ceratopsian frills in Niobrara County, Wyoming. The validity of the Torosaurus genus has been a subject of recent debate, with some arguing that Torosaurus is simply a skeletally mature growth form of the contemporaneous Triceratops. However, recent publications, for example Mallon et al (2022) support the idea that “Bull Lizard” is indeed a distinct taxon and that it is separate, but closely related to Triceratops and the similarly controversial Nedoceratops, also known from skull material discovered in Wyoming. The PNSO Torosaurus replicas are named Aubrey and Dabei.
Torosaurus Model Measurements
The adult Torosaurus model measures 23 cm in length and that colourful neck frill gives this herbivorous dinosaur a height of 12.2 cm (measured to the top of neck frill). Everything Dinosaur team members estimate that the juvenile model measures around 5.5 cm in length.
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:
“We are expecting the recently announced Jennie the Centrosaurus and Anthony the Styracosaurus to be in stock at Everything Dinosaur by the end of this month [March 2022], it is great to see that a Torosaurus pair have been added to the PNSO Sci-Art range.
Posters and Illustrated Booklet Included
This amazing pair of horned dinosaurs comes with a full-colour, 48-page illustrated booklet and a set of posters inspired by the fossil material, featuring other ceratopsian discoveries and highlighting the artwork of Zhao Chuang. PNSO have also prepared a short video explaining how the figure was developed.
The PNSO Torosaurus models Aubrey and Dabei are expected in stock at Everything Dinosaur later this spring, to view the current range of PNSO models available: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Models and Figures.