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 COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale

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PostSubject: COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale    Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:17 pm

I've got this good news from Collecta:

"The Gompotherium, an early elephant and this year's addition to the Prehistoric mammals series. It had four tusks, two on the upper jaw and two on the elongated lower jaw. The lower tusks are parallel and shaped like a shovel and were probably used for digging up food from mud. Unlike modern elephants, the upper tusks were covered by a layer of enamel. The CollectA model is shown with a partial matting of hair."

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale    Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:01 pm

It looks nice!
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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale    Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:46 pm

Interesting for my job too

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale    Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:56 pm

Another good year for prehistoric mammals !

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale    Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:19 pm

Seeing prehistoric animals like this, I always have a really hard time to picture where they keep their "nose" when digging up roots from the mud with their lower tusks.
And looking at this figure, wouldn't the upper tusks be preventing the lower tusks to reach the ground at all?
And saying they can dig up things with their lower tusks, sounds to me they can reach the ground with their head. So they could just pick up the dug up roots with their face while they were there.
Why would they need a trunk?
So many questions.
I don't get this animal at all. LOL  Embarassed

At least Amebelodon had a real shovel face.
He could scoop things up. That one I understand. elephant

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale    Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:45 pm

lol! After reading Simone's post I am now sure that I don't need palaeonthology books anymore. Laughing Well, I've never read one anyway. tongue
I have the good old [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] that was the first representing it. Nice to see that the way proboscids are being designed is different to better. It is even noticiable when comparing the chubby Bully figure to this more long-legged and better proportioned animal.

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale    Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:22 am

Wonderful figure and a must have! :) I like prehistoric non-dinosaur animals. bounce

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale    Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:49 am

A wonderful model, and great choice of species !! cheers
This is another must-have-elephant-critter again bounce elephant Very Happy

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Seeing prehistoric animals like this, I always have a really hard time to picture where they keep their "nose" when digging up roots from the mud with their lower tusks.
And looking at this figure, wouldn't the upper tusks be preventing the lower tusks to reach the ground at all?
And saying they can dig up things with their lower tusks, sounds to me they can reach the ground with their head. So they could just pick up the dug up roots with their face while they were there.
Why would they need a trunk?
So many questions.
I don't get this animal at all. LOL  Embarassed

At least Amebelodon had a real shovel face.
He could scoop things up. That one I understand. elephant

lol!

Perhaps, like the bumble bee, it didn't know that what it was doing, is impossible scratch

But to me, it seems rather like it used the tusks like we use thumb and index fingers , - to pick up things ? Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale    Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:05 am

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A wonderful model, and great choice of species !! cheers
This is another must-have-elephant-critter again bounce elephant Very Happy


But to me, it seems rather like it used the tusks like we use thumb and index fingers , - to pick up things ? Rolling Eyes

I like that idea.

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale    Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:49 am

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Seeing prehistoric animals like this, I always have a really hard time to picture where they keep their "nose" when digging up roots from the mud with their lower tusks.
And looking at this figure, wouldn't the upper tusks be preventing the lower tusks to reach the ground at all?
And saying they can dig up things with their lower tusks, sounds to me they can reach the ground with their head. So they could just pick up the dug up roots with their face while they were there.
Why would they need a trunk?
So many questions.
I don't get this animal at all. LOL  Embarassed

At least Amebelodon had a real shovel face.
He could scoop things up. That one I understand. elephant

Simone you made my day, it is excellent Laughing

Though, Gomphotherium aren't weirder than Babirusa and when I look at a goat skeleton it seems incredible that this antelope is in fact a champion in tree climbing.

This animal need a trunk to eat because the shovel tusks are far from the mouth. The upper tusks were slightly curved outwards, it means it is still possible to reach something with the shovel, especially if it opened the mouth.

Some pics?

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(Thanks to M. Anton and Quagga for the pics Very Happy)

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale    Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:03 pm

Wonderful Christophe!
Seeing the animal with its head down, makes more sense.
And looking at the drawings, I get the impression that the tusks were used like "spade" and "hark".

It must have been a master gardener. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: COLLECTA 2018: DINOSAURS - 88828 - Gomphotherium - Deluxe 1 by 20 Scale    Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:57 pm

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