Dimetrodon model

 
Raised: $700.00
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Lee Murphy

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Updated posted by Lee Murphy 10 months ago

Once again, thank you to all my amazing friends. And to wrap things up, here are some final thoughts on our friend Dimetrodon: Dimetron was big, mean, probably didn't smell particularly good, and likely spent the majority of his time just laying around. Kind of like me ;-)

 
 
 

Updated posted by Lee Murphy 10 months ago

We are $135.00 away from our goal! I want to thank everyone who contributed and give you a little more info on the background of this project. I was a model maker at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History and this is not my first lifesize sculpture. That would be the mounted head of an 18-foot Great White shark (photo attached). The Dimetrodon will be offered not only to museums and other interested institutions, but any collectors who may be interested as well. For a full album of the Dimetrodon project from start to where it is now, please go to https://m.facebook.com/lee.murphy.75?v=photos&cps&album=a.2159198260878.132633.1274160021&refid=17.

 

Great White shark - 1991

 
 

Updated posted by Lee Murphy 10 months ago

I've been a fan of Dimetrodon since I was a little kid and had the plastic toy mixed in that bag full of other prehistoric animals that never co-existed. But it was still fun. I was always fascinated by artists reproductions showing what Dimetrodon looked liked in life from Charles R. Knight, to Rudolph Zallinger and Zedenek Burian. It wasn't until 1990, when I was working at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History where I discovered one of the coolest things about Dimetrodon that I had never seen in any artistic recreations, or any of the scant literature on it. We had a fully articulated skeleton mounted in a wall case at the base of the big staircase going up from the first floor. One day I was looking it over and when I looked into the mouth I saw something that blew me away: Dimetrodon had THROAT TEETH! That's right. At the base of its throat it had an arch of bone studded with a row of sharp teeth which would allow it to snag and secure slippery prey such as fish and the amphibeans upon which it feasted regularly. When I finish my model the mouth will be opened wide and pointed upward at the viewer so everyone will be able to see this unique adaptation. Even T.rex couldn't boast about having throat teeth.

 
 
 
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Created by Lee Murphy on May 18, 2013

This is an 11-foot (lifesize) model of the Permian predator Dimetrodon I am building to start a business building museum displays. I need funding to complete the model which is partially molded and will be finished in fiberglass when complete. Thank you for your consideration!


 
 
 
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Recent Supporters (15)

$700 raised by 15 people in 11 months.

$60.00

Andrea Adinolfi

10 months ago

 
 

You're amazing !!!!

 

$25.00

jennifer coats

10 months ago

 
 

$50.00

David Fader

10 months ago

 
 

You go girl! :-)

 

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don lanning

10 months ago

 
 

Great Art! from a great Atrist!!!

 
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$100.00

Derek Wojciech

10 months ago

 
 

Dimetrodon was one of my favorites growing up. Hope your creations continue to inspire many both young and old alike!

 

$25.00

ROBERTO LOPEZ

10 months ago

 
 

$50.00

Kelley Foreman

10 months ago

 
 

$25.00

aimee shepard

10 months ago

 
 

$20.00

Anonymous

10 months ago

 

$25.00

Christine Richard

11 months ago

 
 

Well it's not a dinosaur but JJ wants one. Go figure.

 

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