Prehistoric Toys and Models Gallery

Welcome to my paleontological and zoological gallery that streches from sponges to humans – all represented in the form of toys and models!  Within these pages I have picked one member of each species as a “representative” to be scientifically classified.

Click on the image below to see members of each group. The models below are organized by their scientific organization, to see them organized on the geologic time scale click here.

INVERTEBRATES


Animals lacking a backbone. Examples include sponges, coral, worms, clams, snails, squid, insects, sea stars, sand dollars, and sea urchins to name a few.

Porifera

Sea Sponges

Cnidarian

Coral, Sea Jellies, and Anemones

Worms

Various Worm Types

Mollusca

Clams, Snails, and Squid

Arthropoda

Trilobites, Crustaceans, Arachnids, and Insects

Echinodermata

Sea Stars,SeaUrchins, and Sea Cucumbers

VERTEBRATES

Animals with backbones. This grouping includes fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Early Chordates

Simple and Jawless Fish

Placoderms

Jawed Armored Fish

Chondrichthyes

Sharks, Rays, and Skates

Ray-Finned Fish

Tuna, Eels, Sea Horses, and Salmon

Lobe-Finned Fish

Coelacanth, Lungfish, and Tiktaalik

Amphibians

Frogs and Salamanders

REPTILES: ANAPSIDS

Turtles

Modern Marine Reptiles

Pareiasaurs

Terrestrial Anapsids

REPTILES: DIAPSIDS

Clade: Archosaurs “ruling reptiles” including crocodiles, pterosaurs, avian and non avian dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs

Non Avian Dinosaurs

Birds

Avian Dinosaurs

Pterosaurs

Flying Reptiles

Archosaurmorpha

Crocodiles and their relatives

Order: Squamata includes snakes, lizards and mosasaurs (extinct marine reptiles)

Mosasaurs

Late Cretaceous Marine Reptiles

Lizards

Monitor Lizards, Geckos and Iguanas

Snakes

Cobras and Pythons

REPTILES: EURYAPSIDS

Placodonts

Triassic Marine Reptiles

Nothosaurs

Middle to Late Triassic Marine Reptiles

Plesiosaurs

Plesiosaurs and Pliosaurs

Ichthyosaurs

Dolphin-like Marine Reptiles

SYNAPSIDS

“Pelycosaurs”

Non-Mammalian Syanapsids

Therapsids

Incorrectly “Mammal-like Reptiles”

Mammalia

True Mammals “You”

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