Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus armatus, meaning "roofed lizard" got its name from the flat plates jutting up from its back that regulated body temperature. At the end of the tail were four long spikes, probably used for defense and leverage. Up to 30 feet long, with short forelimbs and longer hind legs, the Stegosaurus had a tiny head and brain. It was a plant eater from the Ornithischia Order, living in the Jurrasic and Cretaceous eras around 200 million years ago. Fossil remains have been found in Colorado, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.

Stegosaurus
14" x 11"
Item # 404

Triceratops

Triceratops

This handmade paper sculpture shows the fossilized bones of the Triceratops or Ornithischia ceratopsia. These three-horned vegetarians lived in great herds throughout North America in the late Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago. Measuring up to 30 feet long, the Triceratops had a massive cranium with a pair of horns over the eye sockets, a further horn on its nose and a beak. The neck frill was a solid sheet of bone probably used as a defensive shield.
This cotton paper relief is finished with enamels and acrylics to give the look of a dark fossil and mounted on binder board covered with handmade paper from Nepal.

Triceratops
14" x 11"
Item # 402

Skull of Saber-Toothed Cat

Saber-Toothed Cat

This original cast paper sculpture depicts the skull of the large Saber-toothed cat from the Pleistocene era, 1.8 million years ago. Large numbers of this four foot cat have been found in the Rancho La Brea Tarpits in Los Angeles. The jaw of the powerfully built cat opened to an angle of over 120 degrees, allowing the huge pair of saber teeth in its upper jaw to be driven into its victim. The cotton paper is painted with acrylics and enamels to give the look of a fossil. The sculpture is mounted on binder board covered with handmade paper from Nepal.

Skull of Saber-Toothed Cat
11" x 14"
Item # 401

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus

The mighty Tyrannosaurus was the biggest and most frightening of the dinosaurs. A meat-eater, it was up to 50 feet long and 20 feet high --the size of a bus! The largest of its sharp teeth had serrated edges like 7-inch steak knives. Tyrannosaurus had extremely small but muscular arms, two-clawed hands, and enormously powerful legs with a long stride of 14 feet, the tail held out stiffly for balance.

Tyrannosaurus Rex
14 " x 11"
Item # 403