A beautiful handmade bronze Deinonychus sculpture. Deinonychus (from Greek: δεινόςdeinós, 'terrible' and ὄνυξónux, genitive ὄνυχοςónuchos 'claw') is a genus of carnivorousdromaeosauridcoelurosauriantheropoddinosaur with one described species, Deinonychus antirrhopus. This species, which could grow up to 3.4 metres (11 ft) long, lived during the early CretaceousPeriod, about 115–108 million years ago. Fossils have been recovered from the U.S. states of Montana, Utah, Wyoming, and Oklahoma, in rocks of the Cloverly Formation, Cedar Mountain Formationand Antlers Formation, though teeth that may belong to Deinonychus have been found much farther east in Maryland.
Meticulously handmade by award winning bronze sculptor Nelson Maniscalco. His dynamic dinosaur and paleo-sculptures have been internationally recognized as anatomically accurate, detailed skeletal representations of extinct animals that inhabited the earth millions of years ago. Nelson's work has been commissioned by various museums including the American Museum of Natural History, the Australian Age of Dinosaur Museum and his work is displayed in galleries and private collections throughout the world.
This sculpture has a base measurement of approximately 7” x 3.5", the tallest point of the piece, at the head, measures Approximately 6". The sculpture you will receive is the exact one pictured.