Safari LTD Qianzhousaurus
Qianzhousaurus has been nicknamed “Pinocchio Rex” due to its long and slender snout. It could reach a length of nearly 30 feet long and was a smaller relative of Tyrannosaurus rex.
- Scientific Name: Qianzhousaurus (“Qianzhou [a prefecture in China] lizard”)
- Characteristics: This accurate and hand-painted Qianzhousaurus is full of detail. Its build is slim, with the slender snout that gave it the nickname “Pinocchio Rex”. This dino is in a walking pose with its mouth open. The figure is sculpted with lips, based on the idea that as a land-based predator, Qianzhousaurus would need something to protect its teeth from the open air.
- Size and Color: The Qianzhousaurus figure is about 9 ½ inches long and about 3 ½ inches high, about the size of a pair of scissors. Its coloration is a greenish brown above, fading to orange on its sides and a sandy brown below. Light brown stripes run down its back, legs and tail. It has gray claws, off-white head crests and nasal horns, and a glossy pink mouth.
- The Qianzhousaurus is part of the Wild Safari® Prehistoric World collection
- All of Safari products are Non-toxic and BPA free
Qianzhousaurus was discovered in China in 2014. While many dinosaur fans know Tyrannosaurus rex, there were many other dinosaurs in the Tyrannosauridae family. While some were as large and bulky as T. rex, others were smaller and slenderer, like Qianzhousaurus. The longer snouted tyrannosaurs likely occupied a different ecological role than their larger cousins.
- Size in cm: 22.92 L x 4.83 W x 9.05 H