Hardly festive, but definitely awesome. A pair of mounted Deinonychus skulls from museums in China (above) and Japan (below).

5 Responses to “Deinonychus”

  1. 1 Robert Sloan 26/12/2011 at 5:29 pm

    Beautiful. Thanks for a theropod fix to cheer up my holidays! I think they’re decorative. I could see hanging next year’s tree with theropod skulls!

    Okay, I might model them in sculpey and paint them with glitter just to be a bit festive, but still, it’d be a fun thing to do.

  2. 2 protohedgehog 26/12/2011 at 8:00 pm

    Both beautiful! Do you know how if they’re casts or how much is restorative material?

    Love the sclerotic ring in the top one too, awesome attention to detail!

    • 3 David Hone 26/12/2011 at 8:25 pm

      Well there’s no original material in either, though how much is cast and how much sculpted it’s hard to say, though in both cases the maxillae and mandibles look rather more detailed than the rest and are more likely to be casts.

  3. 4 johnkpatterson 29/12/2011 at 12:17 am

    Awesome photographs! Deinonychus is one of my favorites.

    I featured you in my picks for the Versatile Blogger Award, if you wanted to take a look. Thanks for setting up such an excellent blog.

    I’m not saying that to try and get hits on my blog, by the way. I just wanted to say thank you for setting this blog up. You’re doing a great job with it.

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