4M Dig a Dinosaur Skeleton Triceratops

R 199.00

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The Dig A Triceratops Skeleton kit comes with everything you need to become a top paleontologist! Dig and carve into the plaster block provided to excavate bone fragments and build a 20cm long dinosaur skeleton. Place your assembled skeleton on its display platform and learn amazing facts about this prehistoric beast.

Use the included tools in the Dig a Triceratops Kit to carefully dig around and brush off the bones that are hidden within the plaster block.

The fossils of the first Triceratops were discovered by the American paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh, between 1887-1889. Capable of reaching weights between 6.1-12.0 tonnes (13,000-26,000 pounds), the Triceratops had a large, bony frill that protrude from the back of its neck, and three large and distinctive facial horns. Its name, Triceratops, means “three-horned face”. When it was first discovered in Denver, Colorado, and originally thought to be belong to a large and unusual bison, which Marsh named Bison alticornis. While an earlier specimen was discovered by Edward Drinker Cope in 1872, it was originally identified as a Hadrosaur, and consisted only of post-cranial remains, and is only provisionally considered as an example of a Triceratops because of that.

  • Be a paleontologist!
  • Dig and excavate the skeleton of the mysterious Triceratops
  • The kit includes a plaster block and a specially designed digging tool
  • Completed model is twenty centimetres
  • Suitable for children aged eight and over
  • Approx Box Dimensions: L:17cm x W:6cm x H:22cm
    Approx Weight: 0.7kg