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The Extinct Life Pictorial Encyclopedia

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1981 Weekly Reader Books Wildlife Treasury Data Cards - Prehistoric Life
 
Ankylosaurus Card
Source: The Dinosaur Fan Collection
Plesiosaurus Card
Source: The Dinosaur Fan Collection
Collectors Storage Box
Source: The Dinosaur Fan Collection
Weekly Reader Books Wildlife Treasury Sales Display
Source: The Dinosaur Fan Collection
Unopened Pack of Cards
Source: The Dinosaur Fan Collection

     
Set ID:2533
Issuer:Weekly Reader Books
Year:1981
Country:United States
Product Category:Cards
Product Function:Education
Topic:Extinct Life
Size (Inches):216 @ 5" x 4-3/4"
Qty. Album Pages:N/A
 
Qty. Master Set *:?
Qty. Base Items **:?
Qty. Filler Items ***:0
Qty. Variations ****: 
Qty. Item In Scope #:216
Qty. Item Out Scope ##:0
Qty. Item TBD Scope ###:0
      * Master Set (i.e., all items including fillers & variations)
    ** Basic Advertised Set
  *** Filler Items (e.g., checklists, title cards, ad. cards)
**** Variations (e.g., different numbering, text, design)
    # Items directly related to extinct life
  ## Items that are not directly related to extinct life
### Items I have not seen so I do not know if they are relevant
 
These cards were part of a Weekly Reader Books subscription service which periodically released cello packs containing a series of 24 cards. To date, I am only aware of nine different series. If you know of any cards in this set that are not listed below, please contact me at: mmriley@dinofan.com.
 
The numbers in the Notes column represents the Series in which the cards were issued.
 
Base Set Checklist
Click Imageto Zoom DB IDNumberNotesQtyCaption/DescriptionSubjectFantasy LifeIn ScopeDF Collection
85457104511MosasaurusMosasaurus
 
85362204511Canis DirusCanis.dirus
 
85391304511DinichthysDinichthys
 
85514404511SmilodonSmilodon
 
85508504511SaltoposuchusSaltoposuchus
 
85388604511DicerorhinusDicerorhinus
 
85372704511ClimatiusClimatius
 
85364804511CastoroidesCastoroides
 
85427904511IchthyornisIchthyornis
 
853571004511BrontopsBrontops
 
854591104511NotharctusNotharctus
 
855171204511StegosaurusStegosaurus
 
854541304511MoeritheriumMoeritherium
 
854281404511IchthyosaurusIchthyosaurus
 
853351504511AllosaurusAllosaurus
 
854821604511PhororhacosPhororhacos
 
854771704511PatriofelisPatriofelis
 
855131804511SeymouriaSeymouria
 
853371904511American MastodonMammut
 
854162004511Felis AtroxAmerican Lion
 
854832104511PhytosaurusPhytosaurus
 
855372204511TriceratopsTriceratops
 
854402304511MacraucheniaMacrauchenia
 
854732404511Paleomastodon  
85456104521MoropusMoropus
 
85542204521TyrannosaurusTyrannosaurus
 
85503304521PteranodonPteranodon
 
85449404521MerycoidodonMerycoidodon
 
85381504521CynognathusCynognathus
 
85341604521AnkylosaurusAnkylosaurus
 
85392704521DinictisDinictis
 
85500804521ProtylopusProtylopus
 
85498904521ProtoceratopsProtoceratops
 
854431004521MegacerosMegaloceros
 
853441104521ArchaeopteryxArchaeopteryx
 
854291204521IchthyostegaIchthyostega
 
854551304521MonocloniusMonoclonius
 
853651404521CephalaspisCephalaspis
 
853481504521BaluchitheriumBaluchitherium
 
854001604521DipterusDipterus
 
853581704521CacopsCacops
 
853931804521DinohyusDinohyus
 
853771904521CorythosaurusCorythosaurus
 
855362004521TrachodonTrachodon
 
853962104521DiplodocusDiplodocus
 
854462204521MegatheriumMegatherium
 
853742304521CoelophysisCoelophysis
 
853502404521BasilosaurusBasilosaurus
 
85534104531TitanotheriumTitanotherium
 
85408204531EogyrinusEogyrinus
 
85518304531StenomylusStenomylus
 
85355404531BrachiosaurusBrachiosaurus
 
85336504531AlticamelusAlticamelus
 
85346604531ArsinoitheriumArsinoitherium
 
85519704531StruthiomimusStruthiomimus
 
85386804531DiatrymaDiatryma
 
85367904531CervalcesCervalces
 
855351004531ToxodonToxodon
 
854041104531EdaphosaurusEdaphosaurus
 
853511204531BirkeniaBirkenia
 
854611304531OrnitholestesOrnitholestes
 
854971404531ProtocerasProtoceras
 
854221504531HesperornisHesperornis
 
853491604531BarylambdaBarylambda
 
855201704531StylonurusStylonurus
 
854881804531PlesiosaurusPlesiosaurus
 
853831904531DeinotheriumDeinotherium
 
855072004531RhamphorhynchusRhamphorhynchus
 
854642104531OsteolepisOsteolepis
 
853892204531DimetrodonDimetrodon
 
854182304531GlyptodonGlyptodon
 
854762404531ParasaurolophusParasaurolophus
 
85343104541Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus)Apatosaurus
 
85369204541CheirolepisCheirolepis
 
85531304541ThoatheriumThoatherium
 
85521404541StyracosaurusStyracosaurus
 
85525504541TanystropheusTanystropheus
 
85526604541TeleocerasTeleoceras
 
85511704541ScelidosaurusScelidosaurus
 
85345804541ArchaeornisArchaeornis
 
85524904541TaeniolabisTaeniolabis
 
853611004541CamptosaurusCamptosaurus
 
458310621104541Archelon  
853531204541Bison LatifronsBison
 
854851304541PlateosaurusPlateosaurus
 
854231404541HoplophoneusHoplophoneus
 
854751504541ParamysParamys
 
854621604541OrnithomimusOrnithomimus
 
853801704541CynodictisCynodictis
 
854171804541GeosaurusGeosaurus
 
854251904541HypsilophodonHypsilophodon
 
855382004541TrilophodonTrilophodon
 
853702104541CladoselacheCladoselache
 
854152204541FabrosaurusFabrosaurus
 
458310612304541Terataspis  
85510104551ScaphonyxScaphonyx
 
853902404541DimorphodonDimorphodon
 
85466204551PachycephalosaurusPachycephalosaurus
 
85543304551UintatheriumUintatherium
 
85354404551BothriolepisBothriolepis
 
85375504551CompsognathusCompsognathus
 
85501604551ProzeuglodonProzeuglodon
 
85515704551SphenacodonSphenacodon
 
85430804551IguanodonIguanodon
 
85406904551Elephas ImperatorElephas
 
854111004551EryopsEryops
 
854091204551EohippusEohippus
 
854741304551PantolambdaPantolambda
 
853661404551CeratosaurusCeratosaurus
 
854131504551EusmilusEusmilus
 
854021604551DromomeryxDromomeryx
 
853471704551BactrosaurusBactrosaurus
 
853851804551DiadectesDiadectes
 
854051904551ElasmosaurusElasmosaurus
 
855272004551TeratornisTeratornis
 
853732104551CoccosteusCoccosteus
 
853942204551DinornisDinornis
 
854712304551PalaeoscincusPalaeoscincus
 
854242404551HyaenodonHyaenodon
 
85486104561PlatybelodonPlatybelodon
 
85533204561TitanosaurusTitanosaurus
 
85395304561DiplocaulusDiplocaulus
 
85403404561EctoconusEctoconus
 
85539504561TroodonTroodon
 
85379604561CymbospondylusCymbospondylus
 
85472704561PalaeotheriumPalaeotherium
 
85436804561LeptoceratopsLeptoceratops
 
85504904561PteraspisPteraspis
 
853341004561AepyornisAepyornis
 
854441104561MegalosaurusMegalosaurus
 
855451104551Yaleosaurus  
853711204561ClidastesClidastes
 
854481304561MerycodusMerycodus
 
853971404561DiplovertebronDiplovertebron
 
854451504561MeganeuronMeganeuron
 
853871604561DiceratheriumDiceratherium
 
854201704561HadrosaurusHadrosaurus
 
854701804561PalaeophisPalaeophis
 
853841904561DeltatheriumDeltatherium
 
854952004561ProcompsognathusProcompsognathus
 
854122104561Eurypterus RemipesEurypterus
 
853822204561DaphoenusDaphoenus
 
855162304561SpinosaurusSpinosaurus
 
854532404561MetriorhynchusMetriorhynchus
 
85451104571MesonyxMesonyx
 
85368204571CetiosaurusCetiosaurus
 
85401304571DrepanaspisDrepanaspis
 
85360404571CamelopsCamelops
 
85502504571PsittacosaurusPsittacosaurus
 
85438604571LystrosaurusLystrosaurus
 
85426704571HyracodonHyracodon
 
85435804571LambeosaurusLambeosaurus
 
85467904571PachyornisPachyornis
 
854691004571PalaeoloxodonPalaeoloxodon
 
855461104571YoungiaYoungia
 
853631204571CaseaCasea
 
853981304571DiplurusDiplurus
 
854321404571KannemeyeriaKannemeyeria
 
853391504571AnchisaurusAnchisaurus
 
854901604571PliohippusPliohippus
 
855601704571Acanthopholis  
854391804571MachaeroprosopusMachaeroprosopus
 
853521904571Bison AntiquusBison
 
854332004571KentrosaurusKentrosaurus
 
854142104571EusthenopteronEusthenopteron
 
854802204571PhiomiaPhiomia
 
854912304571Podokesaurus Podokesaurus
 
854342404571LabidosaurusLabidosaurus
 
85494104581PotamotheriumPotamotherium
 
85338204581AnatosaurusAnatosaurus
 
85378304581CyclopygeCyclopyge
 
85447404581MerychippusMerychippus
 
85478504581PetrolacosaurusPetrolacosaurus
 
85442604581MastodonsaurusMastodonsaurus
 
85437704581LeptolepisLeptolepis
 
85468804581PachyrhinosaurusPachyrhinosaurus
 
85376904581CoryphodonCoryphodon
 
854841004581PlacochelysPlacochelys
 
854191104581GorgosaurusGorgosaurus
 
854651204581OxydactylusOxydactylus
 
855121304581ScolosaurusScolosaurus
 
855231404581Syrmosaurus  
853991504581DiprotodonDiprotodon
 
854931604581PortheusPortheus
 
855321704581ThylacosmilusThylacosmilus
 
855051804581PterichthyodesPterichthyodes
 
854581904581MoschopsMoschops
 
854632004581OrnithosuchusOrnithosuchus
 
854602104581OphiacodonOphiacodon
 
854522204581MetamynodonMetamynodon
 
855402304581TsintaosaurusTsintaosaurus
 
85492104591PolacanthusPolacanthus
 
854962404581PromerycochoerusPromerycochoerus
 
85487204591PlesiadapisPlesiadapis
 
85431304591IndricotheriumIndricotherium
 
85509404591SaurolophusSaurolophus
 
85410504591Equus OccidentalisEquus
 
85541604591TylosaurusTylosaurus
 
85359704591CamarasaurusCamarasaurus
 
85544804591Ursus SpelaeusUrsus.spelaeus
 
85441904591Mammuthus ColumbiMammuthus
 
855281004591TeratosaurusTeratosaurus
 
854891104591PleuracanthusPleuracanthus
 
855061204591PtilodusPtilodus
 
854991304591ProtosuchusProtosuchus
 
854211404591HapalopsHapalops
 
854071504591Elephas PrimigeniusElephas
 
853401604591AndrewsarchusAndrewsarchus
 
854791704591PhenacodusPhenacodus
 
855291804591TetoniusTetonius
 
855301904591ThescelosaurusThescelosaurus
 
855222004591SynthetocerasSynthetoceras
 
853562104591BradysaurusBradysaurus
 
853422204591AnomoepusAnomoepus
 
854502304591MesohippusMesohippus
 
854812404591PhobosuchusPhobosuchus
 
 
 
 
 

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