Feathered Dinosaur: Anchiornis huxleyi is one of the earliest known feathered dinosaurs, providing important insights into the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs.
Bird-Like Features: It exhibited many bird-like characteristics, such as feathers, a wishbone (furcula), and a similar shoulder girdle structure.
Size: Anchiornis was a small dinosaur, measuring about 34-40 centimeters (13-16 inches) in length and weighing around 300-500 grams, roughly the size of a modern crow.
Plumage Diversity: This dinosaur had a striking array of feathers, with long feathers on its limbs resembling wings and a feathered tail. Its feathers were likely used for insulation, display, and possibly limited flight.
Colorful Plumage: Recent studies using advanced imaging techniques have suggested that Anchiornis may have had iridescent feathers with black and white coloration, making it even more bird-like in appearance.
Omnivorous Diet: Anchiornis huxleyi is believed to have had an omnivorous diet, feeding on a variety of insects, small vertebrates, and plants.
Fossil Discovery: Fossils of Anchiornis have been found in Liaoning Province, China, in rocks that preserve exquisite details of its feathers and soft tissues.
Taxonomic Placement: Anchiornis huxleyi belongs to the group of theropod dinosaurs, which includes some of the closest relatives to modern birds.
Feathery Controversy: Its discovery and significance in understanding the evolution of feathers sparked debates and discussions among paleontologists, particularly regarding the relationship between birds and dinosaurs.
Evolutionary Importance: Anchiornis huxleyi is a critical piece of the puzzle in unraveling the evolutionary history of birds from their dinosaur ancestors, providing valuable clues about the transition from terrestrial dinosaurs to avian flight.
This is a high quality miniature 3D printed by Speira Miniatures in Sweden.
You can paint it as any normal miniature, no need to wash it beforehand. It is delivered unpainted.
Usable for dioarama, wargaming or tabletop role-playing games, such as Dungeon and Dragons, Warhammer, Pathfinder and so on. Also great as decor in your home if you order the large scales. We can always transform any model into a bust if you like, please contact us.
Due to the inherit nature of 3D printing the miniatures might contain imperfections and could require additional cleanup where the support have been; use sand paper or green putty for example. Print layers will sometimes be visable.
3D resin is brittle, even if we use a mixture than makes it more flexible. However it cannot be compared with the normal plastic that is used for example Warhammer, Marx or Conte miniatures. Handle the 3D prints with care, a fall can break them. Glue info here.