SABERCAT smilodon fatalis
A member of the extinct subfamily Machairodontinae, the Smilodon lived between 2.5 million-10,000 years ago in North and South America. They were among the largest felids, the heaviest specimens may have reached 880 lbs. Smilodon had the largest canines of the saber toothed cats at about 7 inches long. While they had much more impressive canines, the bite of the Smilodon was only about a third as powerful as a modern lions. In addition, the Smilodon could open its jaws 120 degrees, as opposed to modern big cat jaws which can only open about 65 degrees. This cast was made from one of the finest specimens from the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. The canines measure 6 1/2” (10” with roots). Tarpit finish. Stand Available.
This museum quality replica is exactingly cast from an outstanding natural specimen, and hand-finished to match the original. Made in California using polyurethane resin to capture the finest details.
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