Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sinomegaceros yabei (2014)

Sinomegaceros yabei

length 35cm
scale about 1/8

Sinomegaceros yabei was a kind of giant elk discovered in Japan. In Japan,there are many exhibition of the skeletons at museums. This animal would be one of the well known fossil animal in Japan.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Tamba sauropod (2013)

Tamba sauropod

length 120cm
scale about 1/10
The sauropod that discovered from Tamba city ,Hyogo,Japan.

This model was ordered by Tanba city.
Supervised by Haruo Saegusa( Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo,), the researcher of this dinosaur.

This model is exhibited at Tamaba dinosaur fossil Lab.

Utatsusaurus (2013)

Utatsusaurus hataii
length 80cm
scale 1/5

This model is orderd by Tohoku University in Japan. Supervised by Ryosuke Motani,  Ichthyosauria researcher.
Utatsusaurus is the earliest Ichthyosauria, and one of the representative fossil animal in Japan.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Numataphocaena (2009)

Numataphocaena yamashitai

This models are sculpted for Numata Fossil Museum in Japan.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Drepanosaurus (2012)

Drepanosaurus unguicaudatus

Length 25cm
Scale 1/2

Of course, I know these plants were not in Triassic.  I took this picture with imagination as "if we can keep this animal".

Main references, 

" The taxonomy and paleobiology of the Late Triassic (Carnian-Norian: Adamanian-Apachean) drepanosaurs (Diapsida: Archosauromorpha: Drepanosauromorpha)."
Silvio Renesto, Justin A. Spielmann, Spencer G. Lucas, and Giorgio Tarditi Spagnoli. (2010).
 New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin. 46:1?81

Phil Senter
Division of Mathematics and Science, Lamar State College-Orange,
410 Front St., Orange, Texas 77630 USA

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My workshops, lectures and presentations

My mainly job is sculpting models.
On the other hand, I do some workshop programs for children and adult.

drawing dinosaur reconstruction workshop for children.

drawing Mosasaurus and Plesiosaurus  reconstruction workshop

sculpting dinosaur model workshop .

Assembling Apatosaurus skeleton workshop.

 We used the Apatosaurus skeleton drawing by Takashi Oda for this  teaching material, and he tried to this workshop and added the reconstruction drawing!

 Lecture on dinosaurs and paleo animals with paleontologists or students.

paleontology lecture at a cafe in a department store.

 Dinosaur symposium in Tamba City.

This year, I did workshops more than 15 times and, several lectures and presentations.
Talking with various people on paleontology is very important for my activities.
I'm looking forward to meeting many people next year!