Produced from 2013-2015
When Edward Drinker Cope first described this plesiosaur, his extensive experience with lizards led him to reconstruct the animal with a short neck and long tail. It has been said that this error was exploited by Othniel Charles Marsh to embarrass his rival, though there is no evidence this is more than an amusing legend. Our image of the long-necked plesiosaur has changed quite a bit over the years. Safari collaborated with paleontologist Adam Stuart Smith to ensure this reconstruction adheres to the latest scientific research.
10” L x 4.75” W (25.25 x 12 cm)