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Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Nature Techni Colour - Ogasawara)

Started by ~The Mandarin~, June 19, 2013, 09:12:14 AM

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~The Mandarin~

Second in the Ogasawara series is a pair of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus). The dolphins each measure approximately 7cm in length (1:50 scale). There appears to be a misprint on the label on the base which reads Tursiops truncatus instead of Tursiops aduncus even though the official announcement and the mini info-sheet that comes with the set says the latter.



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~The Mandarin~

This is my favourite piece from the Ogasawara set. I have a soft spot for dolphins!  ^-^


Amazing figure: one which captures the beauty and jollity of the bottlenose perfectly  :)


I guess they simply wrote "Tursiops truncatus" because T. aduncus has so long been lumped together with it. But the spots on the belly do suggest T. aduncus, indeed. :)