All the pieces Dinosaur can verify that it is going to be stocking the PNSO Mungo the Meraxes dinosaur mannequin. This determine is due in inventory later this spring (2023). Mungo the Meraxes was introduced earlier this week and while we count on the output from PNSO to decelerate just a little this yr, the variety of new figures the corporate has produced not too long ago has been outstanding.
Meraxes (M. gigas) was formally named and scientifically described in 2012 (Canale et al). It’s a member of the Carcharodontosauridae household of theropods and at roughly 11 metres lengthy and weighing 4 Tonnes (estimated 4.26 Tonnes), it was most likely the apex predator in its Late Cretaceous surroundings. One other big carcharodontosaurid Mapusaurus (M. roseae), can be recognized from the Huincul Formation of Argentina, however Meraxes fossil materials is related to geologically older strata.
To learn All the pieces Dinosaur’s weblog publish from 2012 however the discovery of Meraxes: New Large Carcharodontosaurid from Argentina.
PNSO Mungo the Meraxes
The PNSO Mungo the Meraxes has an articulated decrease jaw, and it is going to be equipped with a transparent plastic assist stand, a poster and a 64-page, illustrated color booklet.
A Carcharodontosaurid Dinosaur Mannequin
An virtually full proper arm is understood. The arm is proportionately fairly small and means that as with the abelisaurids and the later tyrannosaurids decreased forelimb measurement is an evolutionary trait of the Carcharodontosaurinae.
The PNSO mannequin exhibits the decreased forelimbs and the placing colouration chosen for the determine is harking back to the Wild Safari Prehistoric World Giganotosaurus mannequin that was launched some years beforehand.
Cranium materials, (Meraxes gigas has one of many best-known craniums of all of the Carcharodontosauridae), enabled palaeontologists to estimate the dimensions of different Cretaceous theropods equivalent to Acrocanthosaurus (A. atokensis) and Giganotosaurus carolinii.
The PNSO Meraxes measures 30.2 cm in size with a head peak of 10.4 cm. Though PNSO don’t declare a scale for this determine, workforce members estimate that based mostly on an 11-metre-long animal, the determine is in roughly 1:36 scale.
A spokesperson from All the pieces Dinosaur confirmed that this determine together with the not too long ago introduced new model of the PNSO Lucas the Giganotosaurus mannequin could be in inventory within the late spring.
The spokesperson added:
“It’s nice to see PNSO increasing their theropod dinosaur mannequin vary.”
To view the vary of PNSO fashions and figures in inventory at All the pieces Dinosaur: PNSO Age of Dinosaurs Fashions and Replicas.