Archaeopteryx

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Dinosaur Facts

Length: up to 30cm beak to tail
Diet: Carnivore
Period: Late Jurassic
Time Span: About 150 Million Years Ago

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Description

Museum quality Spinosaurus model, beautifully hand painted and created using the latest scientific facts and discoveries. A range of excellent models specially built for the child in mind. Collect the whole series.

Environmentally friendly: Tested by German company, TUV Rheinland Product Safety GmbH. Contains no toxic material or paint.

Archaeopteryx was a foot long and weighed approximately 2 pounds. It had legs that were longer than what birds usually possess and its wings had a wingspan of about 1.5 feet and were asymmetrical – which means that it probably used them to generate lift for flight. However, what scientists don’t currently know about this bird was whether it could fly by flapping its wings or if it had to employ some form of gliding strategy.

One of the most interesting facts about Archaeopteryx is that it might have had a primitive warm-blooded metabolism – meaning that it could generate body heat on its own. However, its metabolic system probably wasn’t as fine-tuned as warm-blooded animals today, so it had a slower growth rate than most birds and probably ate a lot less. It was a carnivore, so it probably fed off of some of the small animals that were available at the time.

Dimensions

Model Dimensions:

  • Width: 12.5cm
  • Length: 11.5cm
  • Height: 7.0cm

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