Coelodonta antiquitatis or Woolly Rhinoceros to you and me are one of those iconic creatures, like the Mammoths, most easily associated with prehistoric man, so of course I had to have a couple for my prehistoric games.
In the photograph on the right, the smaller rhino is the "Steve Barber" model, probably originally designed for his smaller range, whilst the larger one on the right is the DeeZee version fro Arcane Scenery.
I like the variation in sizes and they could easily represent a male and female .
On to the photos:
|Side view: note the darker centre band as indicated on some cave drawings|
|The other side view with slightly more noticeable dark band|
|The now obligatory rear view|
|Size comparison with one of the larger Copplestone cavemen.|
|The two new
Thought I'd add this photo of a Paraceratherium, the woolly rhino's ancestor !|
When I first started on this prehistoric jaunt, It did think that it would have been a much easier journey than it has been - who would have thought that I would have so much research to do and not just the various beasts' colourings !
The various creatures that manufacturers produce are one of the problems as there are distinct groups of animals that have only been found in specific areas of the world though they're all lumped together!
Next week's post will be brief, as it's Mithrasmas eve and I'll be getting ready to sacrifice a bull and exchange presents in celebration of Mithras.
That's it then for another week and as always, your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.