Recently Extinct




Pictures in the gallery are of original Paleocraft sculptures, prototypes or of art work from Paleocraft patrons and are not for sale as resin kits unless other wise indicated in the Catalog section of this web site.

Illustrations and extinct mammal reconstructions by Zoologists and artist Velizar Simeonovski. All images are property of Velizar and not to be reproduced commercialy without permission. contact:




































 Diatryma gigantea : A giant flightless bird that lived during the Eocene, approximately 50 million years ago.

 Mammuthus primigenius : More commonly known as the Woolly Mammoth, thrived during the last Ice Age throughout Europe, Asia and the Eastern parts of North America.

Synthetoceras tricornis: One of a kind commissioned piece, Pliocene member of the Protoceratidae (first horn) family, related to camels and about the size of a deer.

 Leaping Stag wall plaque, a one of a kind commissioned sculpture, bronze finish.

 Arctodus simus : Giant Short Faced Bear, also referred to as the "Bulldog" bear. Lived in Ice Age North America, ranged from Alaska and the Yukon to Mexico, and from East to West coast.

 Coelodonta antiquitatis : More commonly known as the Woolly Rhinoceros, lived throughout Europe and Asia during the last Ice Age

 Deinonychus : Small dinosaur sculpture based on the famous 1969 Robert Bakker illustration.

 Tyrannosaurus rex : Probably the most renown of all the therapod dinosaurs and one of the largest of the carnosaurs. A one of a kind commissioned piece with a bronze finish.

 Mechanosaur/Raptor: Paleo-Sci/Fi sculpture based on the Velociraptor

 Mechanosaur/Cera: Original Paleo-Sci/Fi prototype based on composite Ceratopian features, approx.13 inches long

 Mechanosaur/Raptor: Original Paleo-Sci/Fi prototype, approx. 18 inches long

 Mechanosaur/Raptor: Another Paleo-Sci/Fi sculpture based on the Velociraptor, different pose

 Equuas quagga : Commonly referred to as the Quagga, a small zebra that once inhabited Southern Africa, became officially extinct in 1883

Thylacine, more commonly known as the "Tasmanian Tiger" or "Tasmanian Wolf". Recently extinct marsupial predator that once inhabited Tasmania as well as mainland Australia and New Guinea.

Now Available in Model Form!

 Dinornis giganteus, more commonly know as the Moa, largest of the giant flightless birds from New Zealand. Believed to have gone extinct sometime after the first humans inhabited the island around 1,000 years ago.

Now Available in Model Form!

  "Thinking Woman", a one of a kind commissioned sculpture matched angle for angle to Rodin's "Thinking Man"


Macharodus giganteus

Large lion-sized saber-toothed cat from Asia believed to have thrived from 15 -2 milion years ago.

 Macharodus giganteus skull reconstruction. A skull of
M. palanderi from China was also used "It is my opinion that these two taxa are the same species and the opinion of Professor G. Koufus from Thessalonica as well."

"Facial expressions of Macharodus. It is most probable more of
saber-tooted cats were more or less social. The skull structure suggests an ability to exhibit high levels of mimic facial expression."

Depiction based a Metailurus major killing a paleo-okapi,a member of the false saber-toothed cats. Fossil remains are very rare, one complete skeleton exists in Bulgaria. Velizar notes that his reconstruction was made previous to actually seeing the skeleton and the illustrated proportions are more characteristic of Dinofelis.

Another depiction of a Dinofelis killing a paleo-okapi.

Illustration showing the relationships between the large Miocene
hyena - Adcrocuta eximia and Machairodus at a Gomphoterium kill site.(based on the observation of modern lions and hyenas.)

Reconstruction of Homotherium crenatidens, a large form of
Homotherium in European Wilafranchien. Noted: emphasis on neck length, apparently neck length played an important role in how most saber-tooths killed their prey.

Ictiterium viverinum - a small hyena from the Miocene with mixed traits
between true hyenas and Civetas. reconstruction resembling an African

Depiction of Metailurus major based of the proper body proportions. Preying on the Miocene antelope, Tragoportax.

Study depicting the variations of coloration in black maned south -African lions. "To understand the ways of evolution of external traits of fossil mammals it is obligated to know the external traits of contemporary mammals"

Depictions of mane
development and external traits of captive Indian lions, development is different than that of Barbary and South African lions.

Two Deinonychus attack a young Hadarosaurus.






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