Alioramus is another Tyrannosaur discovered in Mongolia. It is presumed now to be closely related to the slightly larger Tarbosaurus but it's unusually 'long' and 'low' skull morphology lead the original research team to conclude that this fierce predator was only a distant relative of the Tyrannosaurs living in Asia at the time. The genus name means "different branch" and the species implies that this different branch is quite distant from the rest of the family tree of Tyrannosaurs.
This interesting dinosaur gained popularity in the 1990's when a herd of them thundered across the screen in the film Jurassic Park. Gallimimus belongs to the 'ostrich-like' group of dinosaurs known as the ornithomimids. The name is derrived from "Gallus" for Chicken and "minus" or mimic, a refrerence to this group's birdlike features. It's ecological role is still somewhat mysterious, the dinosaur was edentulous (toothless) and was presumed to have primarily eaten plant material in aquatic environments. A specimen was discovered with remnants of a Keratinous sheath on it's beak with grooves along the inner margin similar to what is found in modern herbivorous turtles.
This genus of heavily armored dinosaur from the group Ankylosaurinae has been discovered in the major fossil bearing formations of Mongolia including Barun Goyot, Nemegt and Khermeen Tsav. It lived in the desert environment of central Asia during the late cretaceous period and the largest specimen measured 22 foot long. It's head and back were covered in spikes and armor and it had the classic club-shaped tail of an Ankylosaur.
Protoceratops andrewsi has captivated the human imagination since their skeletons were first noticed by the ancient Sythianculture in asia as early as 600 bc. Many folklorists and researchers believe that the mythological "griffin" described by the ancient greeks is based upon fossils discovered by the ancient nomads in central Asia. The myths about this creature describe the beast as having 4 legs like a lion, large claws and bird-like face with complete with a beak. Greek writings from 675 bc describe the Griffin as guardians of the treasure buried in the rocks of the sandstone cliffs of central Asia where fossils of Protoceratops- a quadarapedal dinosaur with a prominent beak have been found for centuries.
In the early 1920's the first American scientific expeditions into Mongolia revealed important discoveries of these and other dinosaurs including the first Dinosaur eggs ever found. rotoceratops andrewsi is named to honor one of the first paleontologist in the region and the director of the American Museum in New York City, Roy Chapman Andrews.
In more recent decades a fossil specimen of this early ceratopsian dinosaur was discovered in the gobi which preserves a Protoceratops locked in mortal combat with a Velociraptor mongoliensis.
We offer multiple specimens of this dinosaur in various poses, including a replica of the famous 'fighting dinosaur' fossil discovered in the 1970's
Tarbosaurus was an apex predaor on the landscape in Mongolia during the late cretaceous period. Discovered in the Nemegt formation. the group is known from many well preserved fossil including skulls and even nearly complete skeletons. Our specimen is mounted with a tall posture, head held high as if surveying the landscape. Careful attention was paid when mounting the skull bones and this specimen can be posed with it's jaws open or closed giving it multiple 'expressions' when it is being used to re-create scenes in an exhibit.
Among the general public few dinosaurs have garnered as much attention as the Velociraptors. These small dromeosaur dinosaurs were feathered, two-legged predators with razor-sharp teeth and enormous claws on their handlers for tackling and restraining prey animals. The morphology of these creatures suggest that they were swift, agile dinosaurs as is implied in the naming of the genus. Many complete skeletons of this genus have been recovered in the gobi desert of Mongolia including one specimen which died while locked in combat with one of the common herbivorous dinosaurs that it would have preyed upon. In recent years scientists discovered quill-knob structures on the forearm of one of these well preserved specimens which indicated that the animals were feathered. We offer multiple mounts of this dinosaur in several attacking poses, and one panel-mounted replica of the 'fighting dinosaurs' specimen which shoes a Velociraptor locked in combat with a Protoceratops before being buried in a cretaceous sand storm.