STL Science Center

STL Science Center

01 August 2013

Almost Complete

Photos by Adam Stuart Smith and Stefan Schröeder, top to bottom
as seen on the Dinosaur Toy Blog
The most complete skeleton discovered in the British Isles is that of Scelidosaurus. It begs the question, then, why is Scelidosaurus not a little bit more popular, at least a little more anyhow? Illustrations have been quite numerous over the 150 years of Scelidosaurus' named existence in the knowledge of human beings, as have statues and other artistic visions (I am counting photographs of aforementioned art as well as models/toys) of the species. We can generalize and state that any really basic (i.e. dollar store) bag of dinosaurs has a small quadruped that we can say with some certainty represents Scelidosaurus; it could be attempting to represent a different but similar dinosaur, but when we are talking extra cheap dinosaur toys it almost does not matter what the model is supposed to be. There are, of course, good toys out there. There is also the one video game reference and there are books that mention Scelidosaurus, including kids books. Scelidosaurus is a fairly famous dinosaur with little popular fame, which is a bit sad when you think about it.

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