Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Archaeopteryx siemensii (2015)

Archaeopteryx siemensii
 length 40cm

Main references,
 ・ ARCHAEOPTERYX: The Icon of Evolution (Peter Wellnhofer、 Frank Haase)
 Mayr, G; Pohl, B; Peters, DS. (2005). "A well-preserved Archaeopteryx specimen with theropod features".
Christensen, P; Bonde, N. (2004). "Body plumage in Archaeopteryx: a review, and new evidence from the Berlin specimen"
N. Longrich (2006): Structure and function of hindlimb feathers in Archaeopteryx lithographica
Carney, R; Vinther, Jakob; Shawkey, Matthew D.; d'Alba, Liliana; Ackermann, Jörg (2012). "New evidence on the colour and nature of the isolated Archaeopteryx feather"

Monday, May 4, 2015

Thalassomedon (2015)

Thalassomedon hanningtoni
length 70cm
scale 1/17

Tyrannosauroidea in Tamba city, Japan. (2015)

Tyrannosauroidea  in Tamba city, Japan. 
length 55cm

A supposition model of Tyrannosauroidea discovered in Tamba city, Japan. In Tamba city , Tyrannosauroidea maxillary anterior tooth was discovered. I sculpted this model with reference to Xiongguanlong and Appalachiosaurus. I and the supervising paleontologist couldn't decide the number of fore limb's digit, 2 or 3.So, I made the 3rd digits as detachable. This model is exhibited at Tamba dinosaur fossil Lab.

Archaeoceratops (2013)

Archaeoceratops oshimai


 Ornithomimus edmontonicus

length 40cm
scale 1/10

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tambatitanis life size model

 Tamba sauropod square was opened.
The square is close to the site where Tambatitanis was excavated.
I was invited to the opening ceremony as a guest.
Tambatitanis life size model was made with refering to my reconstruction models and Takashi Oda's illustrations.

Natural History Fan Meeting

Our company had a fan meeting of natural history facilities(museum,botanical gardens,aquarium,and zoo).
 We chatted about favorite facilities and informations for visiting those facilities.