Time for Everything Dinosaur team members to take a look at the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Citipati dinosaur model, after the manufacturer (Safari Ltd) sent Everything Dinosaur some extra pictures of this popular feathered replica.
Wild Safari Prehistoric World Citipati
Originally introduced in 2019, into Safari Limited’s Wild Safari Prehistoric World series, this colourful replica has swiftly become a firm favourite with dinosaur fans and collectors of prehistoric animal models.
The manufacturing and distribution of this dinosaur figure was prescient. Production of the model was underway when a new scientific paper was published proposing that additional specimens should be added to the Citipati genus. The genus name for this three-metre-long theropod comes from the Sanskrit for “funeral pyre lord”, a reference to a tale from Buddhist folklore about two religious disciples that were beheaded by a thief. The beautifully preserved Citipati specimens were excavated from the red sandstone deposits of the Djadokhta Formation. The species name is in honour of the Polish palaeontologist Halszka Osmólska (1930 – 2008), who pioneered research into Asian dinosaurs and made a substantial contribution to our understanding of the diversity of the Theropoda from the Upper Cretaceous deposits of Mongolia.
Accurate and Detailed Prehistoric Animal Models
Safari Ltd has built up a strong reputation for the production of accurate and detailed prehistoric animal models. The Citipati figure is just one of a series of feathered theropod models in the Wild Safari Prehistoric World range. To view this range: Feathered Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animal Models (Safari Ltd).