While the first fossils were found in 1948, it was not until the 1990's that our species came to realize just how striking and bizarre therizinosaurids really looked. Since then, we have been captivated by this weird and wonderful creature, a widely-built theropod that fed on vegetation. Paleoartist Sean Cooper painstakingly sculpted the entire feathery body of this strange animal, and it was then released as a resin model in the Dan's Dinosaurs exclusive line in 2019. The unique adaptations of this theropod provided access to high-growing plants, yet strangely, there appeared to be no models depicting feeding behavior of this animal. I am very pleased with this final design, which conveys the natural beauty of this herbivore.
17" L x 8.5" H
This model is made to order, so casting and painting will require several weeks of preparation.
Upon hearing of "Dan's Dinosaurs", people often ask me, "Oh, so you make dinosaurs?" While I was not sculpting the dinosaurs myself, I did explain that Dan's Dinosaurs was actually better than that; it is a showcase for some of the best prehistoric replicas ever made, crafted by the most renowned paleoartists in the world. Three years after opening shop in 2009, I decided to build upon this idea by offering an exclusive line of models. These models would adhere to the highest standards of artistry and science, so each piece could truly be recognized as one of "Dan's Dinosaurs". This line of original models launched in 2012, and their worldwide popularity reflects our continued captivation with the natural history of our planet.