A model of a primitive, Triassic ichthyosaur, potentially the largest marine reptile known from the fossil record. The Shastasaurus model has been given a striking black and white colour scheme reminiscent to that of the Killer Whale (Orca). These markings would have helped this giant hunter hide from its prey, the colour pattern making Shastasaurus less visible from both above and below.
CollectA’s prehistoric models are created following expert advice and acknowledging the latest scientific discoveries. In order to advance education through play, we are proud to have a tradition of producing models of obscure species and not only the well-known and popular ones. We strive to produce both scientifically accurate models for educational and creative play and ensure that each stage of their production is overseen by a palaeontological expert.
25cm x 3cm