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 classification. 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, Skates, and Ratfish

Ray-Finned Fish

Tuna, Eels, Sea Horses, and Salmon

Lobe-Finned Fish

Coelacanth, Lungfish, and Tiktaalik

Amphibians

Frogs and Salamanders

REPTILES: ANAPSIDS AND PARAREPTILIA

Turtles

Shelled Reptiles

Pareiasaurs

Terrestrial Anapsids

REPTILES: DIAPSIDS

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

Protorosauria

Tanystropheus

Rhynchosauria

Hyperodapedon

Allokotosauria

Shringasaurus

Archosaurmorpha

Crocodiles and their relatives

Pterosaurs

Flying Reptiles

Birds

Avian (Theropods) Dinosaurs

Saurithischia: “lizard hipped dinosaurs”

Theropoda

Predatory Dinosaurs

Sauropodmorpha

“Long-necked” Dinosaurs

Herrerasaurs

“Primitive” Early Dinosaurs

Ornithischia: “bird hipped dinosaurs”

Ornithopoda

Iguanodonts and “Duck-billed” Dinosaurs

Marginocephalia

Horned Dinosaurs and Packycephalosaurs

Thyreophora

Armored Dinosaurs:

Stegosaurs and Ankylosaurs

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

Mosasaurs

Late Cretaceous Marine Reptiles

Lizards

Monitor Lizards, Geckos and Iguanas

Snakes

Cobras and Pythons

SAUROPTERYGIAN REPTILES: “EURYAPSIDS”

Placodonts

Triassic Marine Reptiles

Atopodentatus

Triassic Herbivorous 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”

Mammals are a class animals defined as warm-blooded vertebrates, distinguished by the possession of hair or fur, the secretion of milk by females for the nourishment of the young, and (typically) the birth of live young (with only two modern exceptions).

Monotremata

Egg Laying Mammals

Marsupialia

Pouched Mammals

Placential Mammals

Carnivora

Meat Eaters

Creodonta (Extinct)

Archaic Mammals

Cetacea

Whales and Porpoises

Xenarthra

Anteaters, Sloths, and Armadillos

Tubulidentata

Aardvarks

Pholidata

Pangolins

Insectivores

Insect Eaters

Rodentia

Gnawing Mammals

Lagomorpha

Pikas, Hares, and Rabbits

Chiroptera

Bats

Primates

Lemurs, Monkeys, and Apes

Litopterna (Extinct)

Macrauchenia

Artiodactyla

Even-toed Hoofed Animals

Perissodactyla

Odd-toed Hoofed Animals

Dinocerata (Extinct)

Uintatheriidae

Sirenia

Dugongs and Manatees

Proboscidea

Mastodonts, Mammoths, and Elephants

Embrithopoda (Extinct)

Arsinoitheriidae

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