Schleich - Plesiosaurus
Plesiosaurus is recognized by its small head, long and thin neck, wide turtle-like body, a short tail, and two pairs of large, elongated paddles. Plesiosaurus was a moderately sized plesiosaur that grew to a length of about 3.5 metres (11 ft).
The first complete skeleton of Plesiosaurus was discovered by paleontologist Mary Anning in Early Jurassic-age rocks of the lower Lias Group in December 1823.
Plesiosaurus was one of the first of the "antediluvian reptiles" to be discovered and excited great interest in Victorian England. It was so-named ("near lizard") by William Conybeare and Henry De la Beche, to indicate that it was more like a normal reptile than Ichthyosaurus, which had been found in the same rock strata just a few years earlier.
Measures approximately in inches: 6.02 x 4.57 x 1.02 (W x D x H)
The art work and detail are beautiful on this hand painted figure.
Made of durable synthetic material. Hand Painted.
Product Code: SCH15016 Schleich 15016 by Schleich