STL Science Center

STL Science Center

21 February 2016

Facts and Films

Effigia is a charismatic and beloved archosaur. The early suchian reptile appeared in a few venues in the past ten years directed at conveying facts to young fossil enthusiasts. The publisher of the Eyewitness books, DK has featured Effigia both in print and on the internet. The internet version is more interactive but is a bit brief. The archosaur is also featured in the (old?) IMAX movie Dinosaurs Alive. The movie has an interview with Sterling Nesbitt in conjunction with the visuals of his described archosaur. Effigia also appears in the animated series Dinosaur Train. The series accurately discusses Effigia as a relative of crocodiles and alligators. We love to see shows geared toward younger enthusiasts with accurate facts. The appearance of Effigia appears to have been in season three in an episode called "Classic in the Jurassic: Air, Water, and Land." The name the character is given is Effie Effigia; not too original, but her running abilities are astounding.

No comments:

Post a Comment