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Dinosaurs of the 1950's and 60's

updated 080106

Master pages Late Cretaceous Diorama pages

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This is the classic picture of Tyrannosaurus as seen in the Peabody museum mural at Yale. This was based on the a sluggish cold blooded Tyrannosaurus of the time.  Tyrannosaurs was seen as a scaled version of the the crocodile or Komodo Dragon more of a scavenger than a hunter.    pot belly Marx Tyrannosaurus

The Original Marx Tyrannosaurus or the pot belly version was the only Marx figure to be redesigned.  There have been various explanations but the most likely cause was that a slimmer figure could be released from the mold sooner speeding production.  PHOTO AND ART WORK BY....Fred R Hinojosa.

Ankylosaurus was the last and largest on the armored dinosaurs.  This reconstruction was based on a faulty reconstruction that remained popular for decades.  The lack a good reconstruction cause later museum lines to prefer the earlier better known relative Euoplocephalus.  Only recently has a review of the the original type material and newer finds by Ken Carpenter led to newer more accurate reconstructions.

Marx  Ankylosaurus MPC Ankylosaurus

Recast Marx and MPC Ankylosaurus PHOTO AND ART WORK BY....Fred R Hinojosa.

Trachodon was named in the early days of paleontology when many dinosaurs were named on the basis on fragmentary bone or even isolated teeth.  Trachodon was named based on teeth some of which probably came from a Triceratops.  The figure is representative of the flat headed duckbills Anatosaurus, Anatotitan and Edmontosaurus.  It usually referred to now as nomium dubia which means no longer a valid name.  This is done when the fossil material is too fragmentary to differentiate it from other finds or it is considered a duplicate of an earlier named animal.  It was a standard figure for decades and still shows up in low end sets.  It became the image most kids had of the duck billed dinosaurs.

MPC Trachodon  Marx Trachodon 

MPC, recast Marx Trachodon .    PHOTO AND ART WORK BY....Fred R Hinojosa.

Marx Hadrosaurus Hadrosaurus is one of the few well known dinosaurs from the Eastern part of North America.  The first of the duckbills discovered and the first dinosaur to be seen as bipedal.  This animal has not been very popular with figure companies even though it is included in the Yale Mural and is still a valid name. No one seemed to want to knock it off.  It may have been too much like the Trachodon.  Lido Nabisco Trachodon
Marx Hadrosaurus PHOTO AND ART WORK BY....Fred R Hinojosa"..   Lido Trachodon .  Lido produced figures used by the Nabisco as premiums.  Tootsie toys sells them mixed with Tim-Mee figures.  PHOTO AND ART WORK BY....Fred R Hinojosa.


Triceratops seems to have been very common.  It is classified as belonging to chasmosaurine family which are characterized by large elaborate frills.  Triceratops looks like the earlier forms with a short primitive frill.

MPC Triceratops

MPC Triceratops PHOTO AND ART WORK BY....Fred R Hinojosa"..

The North American Struthiomimus has been eclipsed by the Asian Gallimimus since Jurassic Park.  These animals were fast toothless theropods living much like today's Ostriches or Rheas.  Exactly what they ate is not clear but probably a mixed omnivorous diet.    

Marx and MPC Struthiomimus

Marx and MPC Struthiomimus .  When painted these figures fit into most museum sets easily.  PHOTO AND ART WORK BY....Fred R Hinojosa"..


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