Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pachyrhinosaurus, circa 1950


Look, everybody! When Charles Sternberg described Pachyrhinosaurus canadensis in 1950, he made an adorable 1/6th scale clay model of the critter. This is that, and I think it looks like a Protoceratops with a handy plate on its nose to put your drink. I imagine this animal sitting by your recliner, dutifully holding your Mt. Dew while you play games and watch TV.

But seriously, this is quite significant in that it's the first attempt to reconstruct this bizarre ceratopsian.

2 comments:

Brian Blacknick said...

I had never heard of this dinosaur. That is a nice sculpt! The artist gave him a happy little expression.

Peter Bond said...

Pachyrhinosaurus is such a cool dino, one of my favorites! I had no idea that our boy Charles Sternburg could sculpt!