Sinraptor Dinosaur Skull Replica

$106.00

The holotype specimen of Sinraptor or Sinraptor dongi was uncovered from the Shishugou Formation during a joint Chinese and Canadian expedition to the northwestern Chinese desert in 1987, and described by Philip J. Currie and Zhao Xijin in 1994.

Description

Sinraptor Dinosaur Skull Replica measures 4 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 2 inches. The Sinraptor Dinosaur Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Sinraptor dongi is the scientific name. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Theropod of Shishu Formation, North West China. Sinraptor is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic. Standing nearly 3 meters tall or 10 ft. and measuring roughly 25 feet in length.

The name Sinraptor or Sinraptor dongi comes from the Latin prefix “Sino”, meaning Chinese, and “Raptor” meaning thief. The specific name dongi honours Dong Zhiming. Despite its name, Sinraptor is not related to dromaeosaurids, often nicknamed raptors like Velociraptor.

The holotype specimen of Sinraptor or Sinraptor dongi was uncovered from the Shishugou Formation during a joint Chinese and Canadian expedition to the northwestern Chinese desert in 1987, and described by Philip J. Currie and Zhao Xijin in 1994. Standing nearly 9.8 feet tall and measuring roughly 25 feet in length, two species of Sinraptor have been named. S. dongi, the type species, was described by Currie and Zhao in 1994.

A second species, originally named Yangchuanosaurus hepingensis by Gao in 1992, may actually represent a second species of Sinraptor. Whether or not this is the case, Sinraptor and Yangchuanosaurus were close relatives, and are classified together in the family Metriacanthosauridae. Holtz estimated it to be 29 feet in length.

The dentition of Sinraptor or Sinraptor dongi was very similar to that of Allosaurus and indicated that it likely would have preyed upon medium sized dinosaurs such as stegosaurs by using its blade like teeth to inflict massive, fatal wounds.

The skeleton of Sinraptor hepingensis Sinraptor dongi (formerly referred to Yangchuanosaurus) is on display at the Zigong Dinosaur Museum in Zigong, China.

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Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 4.25 × 2.25 × 2 in
Sinraptor Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Family: †Metriacanthosauridae
Subfamily: †Metriacanthosaurinae
Genus: †Sinraptor
Type species: †Sinraptor dongi