A Schleich Plesiosaurus – A Flexible Friend

Schleich, the German-based model and figure manufacturer have added a Plesiosaurus to their range of prehistoric animals.  This little replica of an animal reminiscent of the legendary “Loch Ness Monster” measures a little over sixteen centimetres in length and it is great for creative, imaginative play.

The New for 2019 Schleich Plesiosaurus Marine Reptile Model

Schleich Plesiosaurus model

The new for 2019 Schleich Plesiosaurus (prehistoric animal model).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A Flexible Friend

The Plesiosaurus has a beautifully designed skin with very prominent scales, ideal for sensory play.  The figure has been designed for children from three years and older and it has been very skilfully painted.  Unlike most plastic prehistoric animal figures, this little Plesiosaur has a flexible, bendy neck.  The head can be manoeuvred into lots of positions, it has certainly proved to be very popular with the budding, young palaeontologists who have had the chance to view this model already.

The Schleich Plesiosaurus Figure Used in a Prehistoric Landscape Display

Schleich Plesiosaurus marine reptile model.

The Schleich Plesiosaurus used in a model display.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:

“Although Plesiosaurs are famous for their long necks and relatively small heads, the necks of these fish-eaters were not that flexible.  The very largest of the Plesiosauria had more than seventy neck bones (cervical vertebrae), that is ten times what we have in our own necks.  However, studies have shown that the necks of these Mesozoic marine reptiles were not bendy, they could not hold their head up in a “swan-neck” posture.  This anatomical detail notwithstanding, the Schleich Plesiosaurus is great for imaginative play and it will make a lot of young learners very happy.”

To view the new for 2019 Schleich Plesiosaurus and the other models and figures in the Schleich “Conquering the Earth” range: Schleich Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals.