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After a loooong long time I've got a new piece to prepare! I recently recieve this beautiful Hyaenodon canine from Saint hyppolite de Caton (an upper Eocene locality). Many of you would prefer to leve the tooth in the matrix but I'm just to curious to extract it a see how is preserved on the other side but also because this is rock is super rich of fossils and I want to see if I can find anything else.
Hello, everyone I recently got this nice carnivore mandible from the upper Miocene of the phosphorites of Quercy. Unfortunately only two molars are preserved but their morphology are definitely Creodont like (Hyaenodontid). Now in Quercy several different Creodonts are been found. I searched through bibliography and photos and I think the morphology and dimensions of the mandible are very similar to Cynohyaenodon (cayluxi). What do you think about it? Do you have other hypothesis and ideas?
a book review of: "Sabertooth" written and illustrated by Mauricio Anton. 2013. Indiana University Press. 243 pages. Suggested Retail: $50 USD. By the time the ancestors of humans were walking upright, saber-toothed cats had already established themselves as apex predators in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America. Early humans tried to keep a safe distance but we can imagine that sabercats sometimes preyed upon them. As humans evolved over the next few million years, developing increasingly advanced tools, they began to compete successfully with them and other large predators.