Being eaten alive? Arrrrrgggggghhhhhh!!!!

Another diorama from the Beijing Natural History Museum for your edification and delight. As before we have a nice predator prey relationship done with some actually pretty good models, but this time the prey has actually noticed that it is about to be devoured and turned into a bloody smear on the ground. The Herrerasaurus here is excellent, and something you rarely see in any form in a museum, so congrats there. The Scaphonyx could do with a bit of work on the jaws, but apart from that is really nice (for some more on rhynchosaurs try here).

Once more, while the reconstructions are nice, I derive some pleasure from the extreme looks on the face of the dinner-to-be. It is hard to make a reptilian face emotive given the lack of facial muscles, and fixed expression but I can honestly say I am not sure I have ever seen a more terrified expression that than of our little rhynchosaur. Let us hope the end comes swiftly.

2 Responses to “Being eaten alive? Arrrrrgggggghhhhhh!!!!”


  1. 1 Dinosaurian 20/06/2010 at 10:31 am

    Hmm, looks a little familiar…


  1. 1 Bonus rhynchosaur skeleton « Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings Trackback on 24/04/2009 at 6:16 pm
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