We’ve done several posts featuring origami dinosaurs but this time we’re going to feature different prehistoric animals.

I’m not entirely sure how an Archaeopteryx is classified anymore but I think it counts for this post and Satoshi Kamiya has designed a fantastic origami version.

Archaeopteryx by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/never-die/9143128489/

Archaeopteryx, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by 簡單的度過-2

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #69

 

Tom Defoirdt has designed an excellent and kind of cute saber-tooth cat.

Paper Saber Tooth Cat
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/verduiveld/20863590824/

Saber Tooth Cat, Designed and Folded by Tom Defoirdt

Instructions not available

 

With all the incredible origami insects out there its no surprise that there are some quite impressive origami trilobites.

Trilobite folded by Shuki Kato
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/7805542886/

Trilobite, Designed by Andrey Ermakov and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available in Origami: School of Masters

 

You can’t have a post about prehistoric animals with out a mammoth!

Mammoth by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/42618819@N03/4875518460/

Mammuthus Primigenius, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by DebugMode

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here’s an awesome giant prehistoric sea monster.

Mosasaur by Tran Trung Hieu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/84138735@N00/5954500393/

Giant Mosasaur, Designed and Folded by Tran Trung Hieu

Instructions not available

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Satoshi Kamiya’s Smilodon is one of my favourite origami models but unfortunately I haven’t managed to finish folding it yet. I think I need to use much bigger paper than those little packages of paper you get at the craft store.

Smilodon by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/12197509453/

Smilodon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This is an extinct sea creature called a Pterygotus hunting a jawless fish.

Pterygotus by Winston
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/6654005123/

Pterygotus, Designed and Folded by Winston

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another artist’s take on Satoshi Kamiya’s Archaeopteryx.

Archaeopteryx by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pauliusorigami/4365502214/

Archaeopteryx, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Paulius Mielinis

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #69

 

Here’s another excellent prehistoric origami sea creature called an Anomalocaris.

Anomalocaris by Fumiaki Kawahata
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/114503772@N02/14312421152/

Anomalocaris, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Baptiste Daumen

Diagrams available in the 2nd Origami Tanteidan Convention Book

 

This is Satoshi Kamiya’s mammoth again by a different folder

Mammoth by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/25604109@N05/5752150436/

Mammuthus Primigenius, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Philippe Landrein

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

This is a Brontotherium which is a type of extinct prehistoric mammal.

Brontotherium Folded by Terry Nicolas
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79606072@N00/9708377913/

Brontotherium, Designed by Dang Viet Tan and Folded by Terry Nicolas

Diagrams available in VOG 2: Origami.vn

 

Here’s Satoshi Kamiya’s awesome Smilodon again by a different folder.

Smilodon by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/42618819@N03/5942865757/

Smilodon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by DebugMode

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Origami skeleton models always impress me, even if they’re folded from multiple sheets of paper.

Fossil Fish by Seo Won Seon
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamist/3462623198/

Fossil-Fish Skeleton, Designed and Folded by Seo Won Seon

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another excellent interpretation of Satoshi Kamiya’s Archaeopteryx.

Archaeopteryx by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/7746444296/

Archaeopteryx, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #69

 

Here’s another incredible trilobite design.

Origami Trilobite
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/63347986@N02/8570220339/

Trilobite, Designed and Folded by 戴璐

Crease pattern available from 戴璐’s Flickr

 

This is another one of my favourite origami “not-dinosaurs”. I really like the design of the body, neck and face.

Papercraft Plesiosaurus by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paperdream/4934608070/

Plesiosaurus, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by paper in dream

Crease pattern available from Phillip Curl’s Flickr

 

This is a similar species of non-dinosuar and I absolutely love the mouth with all the teeth.

Elasmosaurus by Kei Watanabe
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/145614922@N07/30076030946/

Elasmosaurus, Designed and Folded by Kei Watanabe

Instructions not available

 

Here’s one more Smilodon because it’s such an awesome model.

Smilodon by Satoshi Kamiya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/8450551519/

Smilodon, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 1995-2003

 

Here’s one more origami Archaeopteryx with a much more complex design.

Paper Folded Archaeopteryx
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64192382@N02/14978852349/

Archaeopteryx, Designed and Folded by 驰 张

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is an paper Glyptodon, a large armoured mammal that lived during the Pleistocene era.

Glyptodon by Nguyen Ngoc Vu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/7609547438/

Glyptodon, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

That’s it for another post. Let us know which one of these origami prehistoric creatures was your favourite in the comments.

If you’re interested in folding some prehistoric or dinosaur origami then definitely check out the book Dinosaur Origami by John Montroll for a fantastic collection of diagrams.