This finely detailed, museum grade model (250 mm long - scale 1:8) is made of gypsum and has been created by paleoartist Bruce Currie using state of the art 3D printing technology. After initial printing the model undergoes a secondary process that enhances surface quality, accentuates colouration and provides protection against UV damage and handling. This model also receives a small amount of hand finishing before being packaged.
- This is a carefully researched model.
- 9.84 inches/25 cm
Sarcopterygian Mandageria fairfaxi is a predatory fish of the Late Devonian period (370 – 360 ma) that grew up to 2 metres in length. Mandageria had a similar morphology to modern pike - although they are not directly related - and, like the pike, it was capable of rapid bursts of speed, driven forward by a powerful broad caudal fin and torpedo shaped body. Mandageria would have been a formidable ambush predator.