The new for 2024 CollectA Deluxe Dearc sgiathanach model is now in stock.  A scale model of one of the largest pterosaurs known from the Jurassic is now available.  This pterosaur, known from a single specimen found on the Isle of Skye, was formally described in 2022 (Jagielska et al).  CollectA chose to give their Dearc figure a colour scheme reminiscent of the extant northern gannet.  Dearc sgiathanach was probably and animal that inhabited a coastal/marine environment.  The northern gannet is a creditable analogue.  Gannets are piscivores, just like Dearc and the northern gannet (Morus bassanus) is synonymous with the Isle of Skye.

The new for 2024 CollectA Deluxe Dearc,

The CollectA Deluxe Dearc pterosaur model.  The colours of this new for 2024 flying reptile were inspired by the northern gannet (Morus bassanus).  Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To read about the discovery of Dearc: Fantastic Pterosaur Fossil from the Isle of Skye.

The CollectA Deluxe Dearc sgiathanach Model

This new CollectA rhamphorynchid measures around thirty-nine centimetres long. The beautiful head with its articulated jaw is approximately eleven and a half centimetres off the ground. Furthermore, the model is nearly fourteen centimetres wide. The CollectA Dearc sgiathanach model has a declared scale of 1:3. Customers will also receive a free Everything Dinosaur CollectA Dearc sgiathanach fact sheet.

To view the range of CollectA Deluxe figures in stock: CollectA Deluxe Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

CollectA Deluxe Dearc.

The ruler next to the new CollectA Deluxe Dearc pterosaur figure helps to provide scale. The flying reptile figure measures approximately thirty-nine centimetres long.  Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Although the wingspan of Dearc sgiathanach is not known, calculations based on related flying reptiles indicate that it was one of the largest pterosaurs of the Jurassic.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur praised CollectA for introducing a Dear sgiathanach figure so soon after this Jurassic pterosaur was formally described.

Visit the award-winning Everything Dinosaur website: Dinosaur Models and Prehistoric Animal Toys.