Paw Paw nodosaur - Pawpawsaurus campbelli
cast replica skull dorsal view.
opportunity to possess a unique piece of our planet's past!
I am personally creating
quality cast replicas of the skull of Pawpawsaurus so that museums,
scientists, and collectors can have their very own copy of this one-in-a-million
find. Each skull is cast in a durable gypsum cement, then carefully
hand finished to create a realistic reproduction in respect to both weight
and appearance. In contrast to most dinosaur skulls, that of Pawpawsaurus
is of a convenient size, which makes it an easy to display conversation
piece for the home or office.
member of the nodosaurid branch of the superfamily Ankylosauria (armored
dinosaurs), I discovered this species in May of 1992 in the Early Cretaceous
Paw Paw Formation of Tarrant County, Texas. When first sighted, scarcely
a few square inches of the skull were visible above the ground's surface.
After months of careful cleaning to remove the encrusting layer of shale
matrix, a truly amazing and beautifully preserved fossil came to light!
cast replica skull ventral view.
lived along the edge of the Western Interior Seaway, which once occupied
a large area of western North America and existed throughout much of the
Cretaceous Period. Dinosaur fossils from the Paw Paw nodosaur's time,
the Early Cretaceous (Late Albian - approx. 97.5 to 100 million years ago),
are quite scarce.
are extremely rare, and this specimen is one of the most complete skulls
yet found from a member of this group. It is also the eastern-most
nodosaur known from North America, the vast majority having been recovered
from the western states. Pawpawsaurus campbelli has contributed
much to our understanding of these these primitive armored dinosaurs.
Comprehensive research on this species was undertaken at Southern Methodist
University in Dallas, Texas.
approx. 25 cm L x 19 cm W x 13 cm H
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