Tuatara & T Rex Light Table Puzzle with Dinosaurs Light Table image - 20% Discount - Scroll to bottom of page to order
When the Tuatara walked with the Dinosaurs:
Order includes Tuatara and T Rex Puzzle with image of Dinosaurs chart for the light table. The chart shows the periods the Dinosaurs were around and also height perspective.
The Tuatara was around during the "Jurassic Period" which was long before alot of the other Dinosaurs.
The Tuatara is a very special taonga to us here in Aotearoa.
A new medium and way of doing puzzles for the children. As the light shines through, the colours are vibrant and of course the resource is extremely durable made out of perspex. I have uploaded example of Giant Weta image on the light table. Other images are on our website.
Size is approx. 300mm x 200mm. Standard number of pieces is either 4, 6, 9, 12 or 18 piece,- you choose?
Information sent with puzzles:
The Tuatara is not a true lizard but a “living fossil” - a survivor from an ancient group of species. While it looks very much like a lizard, the Tuatara skeleton has many differences. This ‘living fossil’ is the one remaining member of the “Order Sphenodontia” which was represented by many species during the age of the Dinosaurs, some 200 million years ago. All species apart from the Tuatara declined and eventually became extinct about 60 million years ago.
The image tray Chart indicates the periods when the Dinosaurs lived, and working from top to bottom, the ones towards the bottom were around the longest ago, and our Tuatara fits in way down the bottom during the “Jurassic” period.
Fossil evidence shows that the Tyrannosaurus was about 40 feet (12 meters) long and about 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6 meters) tall. Its strong thighs and long, powerful tail helped it move quickly, and its massive 5-foot-long (1.5-meter-long) skull could bore into prey. Tyrannosaurus Rex lived in forested river valleys in North America during the late Cretaceous period.
Dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago in the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction.