Velociraptor mongoliensis 'Black Beauty' In Matrix Fossil Panel Replica
This unique matrix replica cast in stunning black is reconstructed from an actual skull of Velociraptor mongoliensis, presented here for the first time displaying the faint traces of ancient feathers of this 80 million year old dinosaur. This stunning life size replica is unavailable anywhere else. This has been one of our bestsellers over 2017, and we have remastered the original producing even finer exquisite detail, and is now available as the 2018 edition.
It may come as a surprise to some that Velociraptor doesn't quite match up to its Hollywood counterpart, the actual dinosaur itself was only around knee high and nearly six feet in length, most of which was a very elongated tail. (The dinosaur used for the popular film franchise was actually a species called Deinonychus), film directors simply preferred the name 'Velociraptor'. Nonetheless, in life, this animal would have been a ferocious predator, most likely a pack hunter, and possibly able to hunt at night. Recent discoveries from similar related raptors clearly demonstrate the impression of primitive feathers, and here for the first time, we see Velociraptor sporting this prehistoric plumage in this superb replica cast in lightweight polyurethane resin.
Wall mounted using the simple brass loop on the rear.
Length 33cm X 20cm X 2cm
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