Qianzhousaurus has been nicknamed “Pinocchio Rex” due to its long and slender snout. It could reach a length of nearly 30 feet long and was a smaller relative of Tyrannosaurus rex.
- History: Qianzhousaurus was discovered in China in 2014. While many dinosaur fans know Tyrannosaurus rex, there were many other dinosaurs in the Tyrannosauridae family. While some were as large and bulky as T. rex, others were smaller and slenderer, like Qianzhousaurus. The longer snouted tyrannosaurs likely occupied a different ecological role than their larger cousins.
- Scientific Name: Qianzhousaurus (“Qianzhou [a prefecture in China] lizard”)
- Characteristics: This accurate and professionally painted Qianzhousaurus toy is full of detail. Its build is slim, with the slender snout that gave it the nickname “Pinocchio Rex”. This dino is in a walking pose with its mouth open. The figure is sculpted with lips, based on the idea that as a land-based predator, Qianzhousaurus would need something to protect its teeth from the open air.
Size: 9.5 x 3.5 inches
Non-toxic and BPA free