Rosewood Theropod Dinosaur - Adult

“A living masterpiece of Australian palaeoart”!

Rosewood Theropod Dinosaur – (Pianitzkysaurus floresi

In 2017 the Ipswich City Council engaged David Joffe from Natureworks in the Samford Valley near Brisbane to undertake the full reconstruction of this theropod, now named Pianitzkysaurus floresi for display in the parklands at the Rosewood in Southeast Queensland. The adult and two juvenile theropods and their nest of eggs have now been completed. The sculpture was modelled after other similar theropods from the genius Piantizkysaurus found previously in Argentina. The animal has been textured with a fur/feathered finished in keeping with recent conclusions now confirmed by many of the worlds leading raptor experts.

Dr Romilo consulted with the Natureworks team of sculptors for over 5 months during the sculpting process, to ensure the accuracy of the sculptured pieces. It is now a “living masterpiece of Australian palaeoart!

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Rosewood Theropod Dinosaur – (Pianitzkysaurus floresi)

(Pronounced – (pee-aht-nit-skee-saw-rus). Piatnitzkysaurus)

Rosewood theropod dinosaur – recently installed

History

In the 1950’s & ’60s dinosaur footprints were discovered in a Queensland coal mine near the town of Oakey on the Darling Downs.

As miners removed underground coal seams what was left on the ceiling was prehistoric sand, now turned to Sandstone which had covered the footprints.

Whilst they were reported in newspapers at the time they were not scientifically assessed and the casts of the footprints were left in museum drawers for decades.

There were very few palaeontologists in Australia t the time.

Identification of the largest meat-eating theropod found in Australia

historical Biology” paper

More recently Professor John Long from Flinders University and Dr Anthony Romilio from the Queensland University published a paper in “historical Biology” describing Australia’s largest carnivorous dinosaur as having lived in the Jurassic period, it was approximately 3 metres tall and over 7 metres long. New research identified the bird-like footprints as belonging to the largest meat-eating theropod found in Australia.

Natureworks sculpture masterpiece

In 2017 the Ipswich City Council engaged David Joffe from Natureworks in the Samford Valley near Brisbane to undertake the full reconstruction of this theropod, now named Pianitzkysaurus floresi for display in the parklands at the Rosewood in Southeast Queensland. The adult and two juvenile theropods and their nest of eggs have now been completed. The sculpture was modelled after other similar theropods from the genius Piantizkysaurus found previously in Argentina. The animal has been textured with a fur/feathered finished in keeping with recent conclusions now confirmed by many of the worlds leading raptor experts.

Dr Romilo consulted with the Natureworks team of sculptors for over 5 months during the sculpting process, to ensure the accuracy of the sculptured pieces. It is now a “living masterpiece of Australian palaeoart!

Australian Playground Standards

To aid in the integrity of this sculpture we are welded a full steel armature layered in fibreglass and to a concrete base.

The fibreglass theropod is formed over a full steel armature anchored on galvanised base plates which are dyna-bolted on a concrete slab.

Being fully accessible to the public Theropod dinosaur collection have been sculpted to the Australian playground standards.

Rosewood Theropod Collection:-

To complete the Playground setting – select from the following sculptures:-

  1. Adult Theropod – Rosewood Raptor Dinosaur – ((Pianitzkysaurus Floresi) –
  2. Adult Theropod Dinosaur – Rosewood Raptor Head only – wall decor
  3.  Juvenile theropod dinosaur – lying – 170203
  4.  Juvenile theropod dinosaur – sitting – 170204
  5.  Dinosaur Nest with eggs – 190150

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Rosewood Raptor Dinosaur Sculpture
Theropod footprints dinosaur fossils found in the Rosewood area – Queensland.
Weight 160 kg
Dimensions 519 x 91 x 139 cm (L x W x H)

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