Website design By BotEap.comSchleich’s Pentaceratops Revised Website design By BotEap.comOne of the lesser-known horned dinosaurs of the Upper Cretaceous of North America, Pentaceratops (P. sternbergi) It was discovered by the famous 20th century scientist and fossil collector CM Sternberg. The trivial name pays homage to Charles Mortram Sternberg, in recognition of his work on fossil vertebrates both in his native United States and in Canada, specifically at the Alberta Dinosaur Provincial Park. The honor was bestowed upon him by a fellow American paleontologist Henry Fairfield Osborn, who was given the responsibility of naming and describing this member of the Chasmosaurinae. It is always a pleasure to see a new type of horned dinosaur turned into a replica of a prehistoric animal and the Schleich Pentaceratops is an excellent figure. Website design By BotEap.comNew Mexico herbivore 70 million years ago Website design By BotEap.comKnown for a number of skeletons, including several full or partial skulls, the Pentaceratops was a spectacular looking dinosaur. It had two huge horns over its eyes and a small, stubby nose horn. Extending over the back of the neck was a tall but disproportionately narrow and bony shield for the head and neck. The name means “five horned face”, but this is misleading as the Pentaceratops did not have five horns, it had three, in the same configuration as its more famous relative Triceratops. The name comes from the additional pair of large yugal processes that protrude above the dinosaur’s cheeks. These are not horns as such, but these bony processes would have been very prominent when viewed from the front. The Schleich model reproduces the head and neck shield with great precision. The German manufacturer’s design team has obviously taken it upon themselves to reproduce their model based on known fossil material. Website design By BotEap.comStriking color: scarlet member of Dinosauria Website design By BotEap.comThe dinosaur paint job is magnificent. The Pentaceratops has been painted a mottled red, almost scarlet color with patches on the back and flanks painted in a bronze hue. It is undoubtedly a vivid and eye-catching model, which will appeal to dinosaur fans and model collectors alike. A scarlet horned dinosaur like this may not have been very well camouflaged, but with those meter-long horns, only a brave or very hungry tyrannosaurus would have dared to tackle it. Website design By BotEap.comAn accurate dinosaur model Website design By BotEap.comThe correct number of digits can be seen on the front and rear legs, and the skin texture has been rendered extremely well. The replica is posed with one front leg raised off the ground, an interesting pose that sets this replica apart from most other ornithischian dinosaur models. Website design By BotEap.comSix meter long giant Website design By BotEap.comReaching lengths of more than twenty feet (six meters), Pentaceratops was a large herbivore. A fully grown adult could have weighed up to three tons. With a skull over ten feet tall, it rivaled the likes of Torosaurus latus Y Triceratops horridus for the title of the largest-headed terrestrial vertebrate. It is always a pleasure to see a new type of dinosaur reproduced as a dinosaur model, this new Schleich dinosaur replica is recommended to collectors and we are sure it will prove very popular with children who like prehistoric animals.