STL Science Center

STL Science Center

05 March 2015

African Dinosaurs Are Well Known

Dicraeosaurus is as famous as any other African dinosaur, even if it does not feature in documentaries and movies and all kinds of other places that other African dinosaurs do. Dicraeosaurus should be a lot more popular than it is though given its unique cranial anatomy. Toys could abound with the diversely illustrated nostril arrangements that have been portrayed, especially the rather interesting trunk and bifurcated nares versions. We saw, on Monday, a small sculpture that was well done. That is the limit of the toy department though unfortunately. The strongest popular culture references concerning Dicraeosaurus is in the realm of illustration. There is a German language version of a Dinosaur King card so it does appear that the dinosaur has made an impact outside of artwork and paleontology proper. Probably one of the best interpretations of Dicraeosaurus' size and role in its habitat was illustrated by Sergey Krasovskiy.

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