Metal Earth Model of a Pteranodon Skeleton MMS102

Metal Earth: Pteranodon Skeleton

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Not a Dinosaur


The Pteranodon Skeleton is a moderately difficult Metal Earth model that comes on two sheets of metal. Pteranodon ruled the skies of North America during the Cretaceous period. 

Each Metal Earth model is laser etched in meticulous detail on one, two, or three 11 cm (4.33") metal sheets. Pop out the pieces by hand (or use wire cutters to get especially crisp lines), bend the tabs using needle-nose pliers, and fit them together as shown in the simple pictorial instructions. Metal Earth models are a little less challenging than our 3D wooden puzzles, but you do need some patience and dexterity because they're also much smaller. For maximum dramatic effect, display your model on the LED Display Base or the Solar Spinner (sold separately, see below).

Please note that Metal Earth models have sharp edges and are not suitable for small children. Metal Earth was formerly called MetalWorks.


Are you curious...?

More than 1,000 pteranodon skeletons have been found, but very few of them were complete enough to tell us much about their life history. As far as the people who classify things are concerned, the "toothless wing" is not, technically, a dinosaur, but rather a flying reptile that lived alongside them. Your average adult male pteranodon had a wingspan of 18' (5.6 m). Without knowing more about how they were built, estimates of their mass vary widely, ranging from 20 kilograms (44 lb) to as much as 93 kilograms (205 lb). Based on their wing shape, they probably soared for long periods like an albatross, although they were capable of flapping flight as well. They probably used their strong forelimbs to launch themselves into the air, then flapped like mad until they could catch the wind.  

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