Last Allosaurus, promise

Well, I’m on a roll, so here’s some photos of a cast of an Allosaurus skull held in Japan.

7 Responses to “Last Allosaurus, promise”


  1. 1 Robert A. Sloan 23/12/2011 at 10:29 am

    Beautiful! Hey, I don’t mind extra Allosaurus posts and photos. I’m one of those blokes that really gets into theropods. Thank you for the Allosaurus Spree!

  2. 3 Duane 23/12/2011 at 5:30 pm

    Can never have too much Allosaurus… it is so economic yet elegant in design. Kind of like the Honda Civic of theropods.

  3. 4 Sheila Chambers 23/12/2011 at 11:28 pm

    Thank you for showing those museum exhibits! where I live now there are no museums of natural history.
    The web and books are my only sources for seeing these amazing beasts.

    Too bad most books only show a lateral view of the specimens so it’s very difficult to imagine these creatures in depth.

    “Big al” has been rather in the shadow of his bigger, badder relative, T-Rex..

    While his bite wasn’t bone shattering like a T-Rexes, he was no slouch in the killer dino department.
    I do wish however that there were more books describing the life that existed before the mesozoic period.

    Earth is a awesome place!

  4. 5 reptilianmonster 24/12/2011 at 6:10 am

    Echoing the sentiments of everyone else, I say there can never be too much Allosaurus. From what I can see, in those three posts,it looks like there’s quite a bit of variation in the lower temporal fenestra on each of those skulls. Is it genuine variation, preservational distortion, or simply a result of differing reconstructions of the skulls, or something else?

  5. 6 Zhen 24/12/2011 at 3:33 pm

    Those are some great photos showing off the skull.

    And Merry Christmas Dave, and all my dino loving friends.


  1. 1 Theropod Thursday 7: AMNH Allosaurus | dinosaurpalaeo Trackback on 29/12/2011 at 9:44 am

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