NEW! [STANDARD] 3D Animal Puzzle - Joshua the Dimetrodon - Komatex PVC - 8 Color Options
Your little paleontologist can bring prehistoric creatures to life with this 3D puzzle that forms a detailed Dimetrodon skeleton once complete.
The punch-out pieces are quick and easy to assemble.
- Includes 68 pieces (4 panels)
- Assembled: 22'' L x 11.5'' H
- Recyclable PVC
- Recommended for ages 7 years and up
- Made in the USA
- Difficulty level: 5 (out of 5)
Package dimensions are 10" x 14"
Named By: Cope, in 1877
DIET: Carnivore (meat eater); amphibians, reptiles, sharks, and other amniotes.
SIZE: Length: up to 16 feet (2.5 m)
Weight: up to 660 lbs (300 kg)
WHEN IT LIVED: Early Permian period, 280-260 million years
WHERE IT LIVED: Southwestern and mid-western United States, North America.
FOSSILS: First studied on record by Edward Drinker Cope in the 1870s, most of these specimens were gathered from private collectors and then sent to the American Museum of Natural History.
INTERESTING FACTS: The Dimetrodon is best-known for the large, spiny sail on its back. There are several theories as to the function of this, which includes possible thermoregulation.Dimetrodon is actually more closely related to mammals than they are to any modern day reptile; and are, in fact not dinosaurs at all!