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Dinosaur Facts

Although primarily works of art, Andy Hill's incredible steel dinosaur sculptures are based on real dinosaurs. Here are a few facts and figures about some of these fascinating beasts.

allosaurusAllosaurus

Pronounced: All-owe-sore-uss
Meaning: ‘Different Lizard’
Andy Hill says .... “Sometimes referred to as the T-Rex of the Jurassic period, more Allosaurus bones have been recovered than any other dinosaur.  This was the first small sculpture I made and quite crude in comparison to my later work”.
FACTOSAUR
When did it live? Late Jurassic period, 140 million years ago.
What kind of dinosaur was it? A theropod (stands on two legs).
What did it eat? Meat – large animals.
Where did it live? Africa, Europe, Australia, North America

 

apatosaurus - dinosaur sculptures from Andy HillApatosaurus

Pronounced: Ap-at-owe-sore-uss
Meaning: ‘Deceptive Lizard’
Andy Hill says .... “It was known as Brontosaurus (which I think is a better name) until the 1970’s when palaeontologists realised that they had two different sized examples of the same thing.  The Diplodocus is now the best-known example of this group of large dinosaurs.  At around 21m Apatosaurus would have been around 3 ½ times larger than this sculpture!”
FACTOSAUR
When did it live?  Late Jurassic period, 150 million years ago
What kind of dinosaur was it?  A sauropod (long-necked).
What did it eat?  Plants.
Where did it live?  North America.

 

Brachiosaurus - steel dinosaur art from  Andy HillBrachiosaurus

Prounounced: Brack-ee-owe-sore-uss
Meaning: ‘Arm Lizard’
Andy Hill says ...  “The tallest of the Sauropods, the Brachiosaurus was a herbivore with exclusive access to higher vegetation.  Unlike most of the other Sauropods, the Brachiosaurus had a frame similar to a giraffe, where the skeleton is constructed so the neck load is transferred almost vertically down the backbone.  A full-size Brachiosaurus could grow up to 25m long and 16 tall.  An example found in Africa, has now been renamed Giraffititan and is on display in a museum in Berlin.  It is the largest exhibit of a dinosaur made of real bones”
FACTOSAUR
When did it live?  Early Jurassic period, 118 million years ago.
What kind of dinosaur was it?  A sauropod (long necked).
What did it eat?  Plants.
Where did it live? Africa, North America, Europe

 

Deinonychus - steel dinosaur art from Andy HillDeinonychus

Pronounced:   dye-NON-ik-us
Meaning: Terrible Claw
Andy Hill says .....  Deinonychus are officially called Dromaeosaurs but are generally known as Raptors.
This and the Utahraptor were the closest to the raptor depicted in Jurassic Park. These are often referred to as Velociraptors, which were much smaller (about 3ft tall).
FACTOSAUR
When did it live?  Early Cretaceous (about 145 million years ago)
What kind of dinosaur was it? A theropod (stands on two legs).
What did it eat? Meat
Where did it live? North America

spinosaurusSpinosaurus

Pronounced: Spin-owe-sore-uss
Meaning: “Spiny Lizard”
Andy Hill says .... “Very few examples of Spinosaurus have ever been found.  Most of them were destroyed when a German museum was hit by bombs during the second world war.  It is estimated they could have grown up to 15m.
FACTOSAUR
When did it live?  Mid/late Cretaceous, 95 million years ago.
What kind of dinosaur was it?  A theropod (stands on two legs)
What did it eat?  Meat – large animals and probably fish.
Where did it live?  North Africa

Stegosaurus - Ferrassic Park Steel sculpturesStegosaurus

Pronounced: Steg-owe-sore-uss
Meaning: ‘Roof Lizard’
Andy Hill says .... “Stegosaurus grew up to 9m long - that is about 3 times bigger than the large stegosaurus in this exhibition.  The Stegosaurus would have been on the menu of the Allosaurus. They lived in what is now North America but had similar relatives all over the world.  These include: Kentrosaurus (Tanzania,5m), Tuojaiangosaurus (China, 7m) and Wuerhosaurus (China, 6m).”
FACTOSAUR
When did it live? Late Jurassic period, 145 million years ago.
What kind of dinosaur was it? A stegosaurian (plated).
What did it eat? Plants. Where did it live? North America.

Triceratops Steel Dinosaur Sculptures from Andy HillTriceratops

Pronounced: Try-serra-tops
Meaning: ‘Three-horned head’
Andy Hill says .... “Triceratops grew up to 9m long (about three times longer than the biggest one here) and would have been on the menu of the T-Rex.  Several Triceratops bones have been found with T-Rex bite marks in them.  Other close relatives include Centrosaurus, Stracosaurus, Tocosaurus and Chasmosaurus.”
FACTOSAUR
When did it live?  Late Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago
What kind of dinosaur was it?  A ceratops (horned-head).
What did it eat? Plants
Where did it live? North America

T Rex large dinosaur sculptures from Andy HillTyrannosaurus Rex

Pronounced: Tie-ran-owe-sore-uss Rex
Meaning: ‘Tyrant Lizard King’
Andy Hill says .... “This is a life-sized sculpture of a T-Rex head.  It measures 150 cm long by 110cm tall.  A full-sized T-Rex could measure up to 12m long and 45m tall.  There are 50 teeth in his mouth, each one taking over an hour to make. 
FACTOSAUR
When did it live?  Late Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago.
What kind of dinosaur was it?  A theropod (stands on two legs).
What did it eat?  Meat – large animals.
Where did it live? North America
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