-Size: 13¾"L x 8¼"W x 6¼"H
-Species: Smilodon fatalis
-Notes: One of the finest specimens of a Smilodon fatalis (saber-toothed cat) from the world famous La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. The La Brea Tar Pits is home to the most extensive collection of Pleistocene fauna in the world, with over 3.5 million specimens curated. Approximately 90% of the fossils excavated from the Tar Pits are carnivores, with the saber-toothed cat being the second most common occurring carnivore and named the California State Fossil. With canines measuring up to 11 inches in length from root to crown, this ferocious animal fed on bison, horse, camel and small pronghorn. Studies suggest the saber-toothed cat probably lived in packs, evidenced by bones with extensive healing, indicating survival after a crippling injury. This indicates the individual was cared for or at least allowed to feed with the rest of the pack. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). This skull is also available with a custom metal display stand. Please allow up to 1 week for processing time with cast replicas as most of these items are made to order. Thank you for your understanding.
-Species: Sinosauropteryx prima -Notes: This carefully crafted piece consists of faux proto-feathers to simulate its fluffy appearance, as shown in the original fossil. The coloration and patterns that you see in this sculpture are genuine to the live animal's appearance. We know this thanks to the preservation of melanosomes in...
-Size: 36"L x 18"H (1:1 Scale) -Species: Ubirajara jubatus -Notes: This carefully crafted piece consists of faux proto-feathers to simulate its fluffy appearance, as shown in the original fossil. It also sports two pairs of quills coming from the shoulders that have been described as "ribbons." -Age: Cretaceous Period, 115-113...
-Size: 17"L x 10"W x 11"H -Species: Metaxytherium floridanum -Notes: This fossil dugong skull was found in the Lower Bone Valley formation (approximately 9.5-7 million years old) of the phosphate mines of Polk County, Florida, in 1978 by M. McClain. The most notable characteristic of the dugong skull is its deflected...