Sabertooth Tiger Skull (Smilodon Fatalis), 1/1 Scale Replica Sculpture, Realistic, Upper Pleistocene, Worldwide Shipping
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32cm long x 18.5cm wide x 18cm high
(12.5 inches long x 7 inches long x 7 inches wide)
About 360 grams (about 0.8 pounds)
For sale is a full sized (1/1 scale) realistic replica of a Saber-tooth Tiger skull (Smilodon Fatalis).
This is an accurate reconstruction (not an original fossil). Our replicas are cast and molded in house and are very true to scale.
The skull is molded of resin, a hard polymer material which consists of some plastic and other natural/synthetic materials.
Smilodon (and no, its Greek name has nothing to do with the word "smile") is the animal that people have in mind when they say "saber-toothed tiger." This long-fanged carnivore was shorter, stockier and more heavily built than a typical modern-day lion, and it owes its fame to the notion that thousands of Smilodon skeletons have been fished out of the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles (it's no wonder that Hollywood has immortalized "saber-toothed tigers" in countless caveman flicks). Although Smilodon probably snacked on the occasional hominid, the bulk of its diet consisted of the large, slow herbivores crowding the plains of North and South America.
Smilodon enjoyed a long time in the prehistoric era, persisting from the Pliocene era to about 10,000 B.C., when early humans hunted the dwindling population to extinction (or, possibly, rendered Smilodon extinct by hunting its prey to extinction!). The only other prehistoric cat to match Smilodon's success was Homotherium, which spread across wider swathes of territory (Eurasia and Africa, as well as North and South America) and was perhaps even more dangerous. Homotherium's canines were sleeker and sharper than those of Smilodon (which is why paleontologists call it a "scimitar-toothed" cat), and it had a hunched, hyena-like posture. (Homotherium may have resembled hyenas in another respect: there's evidence that it hunted in packs, a good strategy for bringing down multi-ton Woolly Mammoths.)
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