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  1. Hello, Just want to ask for some opinions on whether this is a Smilodon incisor and how one would be able to identify it as such since it’s in pretty worn condition, it seems more likely that it could be either dire wolf or bear and that the “Smilodon name” is just to get more attention and money for the fossil? Thanks in advance, appreciate any help!
  2. Pliosaur

    Smilodon fatalis tooth?

    Is this a Smilodon fatalis saber toothed cat incisor tooth? Supposedly found in northern Florida river or could this be a black bear canine? attached pictures Thanks in advance!
  3. It's common knowledge that Smilodon has been mistakenly called the "saber-toothed tiger", yet it and other machairodontines were not closely related to the tiger or other members of the felid subfamily Pantherinae. However, Smilodon was the not the first saber-toothed cat to be bestowed the epithet "saber-toothed tiger". In a poem about Pleistocene mammals found in England, British poet Thomas Miller refers to the European machairodontine Homotherium latidens as a "saber-toothed tiger", in which case people in Europe and America had yet to literally use the term "saber-tooth tiger" for the Smi
  4. Wanted to share a fossil hunting trip at peace river. Found some shark teeth, mastodon and mammoth enamel, a porpoise tooth, and some sort of mammal carnivore tooth. Can anyone identify it?
  5. I'm fairly new to collecting/hunting fossils. I bought these as Smilodon teeth last year, but I think they are Enchodus teeth. Can someone confirm? Thanks! From left to right: 5cm, 4cm, 2cm
  6. Hello all, Recently I purchased a pair of tooth from a seller who sold me real keichousaurus and another real frog fossil based on forum opinions. He says this pair is from the same animal. I don’t even know if it’s Smilodon or Machairodus, nor do I have information about locality except that it was originally from China. Main reason I’m asking the forum is that as this is my first time owning saber cat teeth I’m not sure if they are always this light? 31-33 grams per piece only. It doesn’t seem cast with the great amount of detail. And about restoration it was broken and repaired,
  7. I found this upper canine from a Smilodon for sale online. The number of surface imperfections lead me to believe the tooth is authentic though it could be a particularly well done cast. The seller has a couple other Smilodon fossils both of which seem legitimate. However the fossil is coming from China and I hear falsified fossils are very common in China. I would greatly appreciate another opinion thanks.
  8. Hello Fossil Forum Family & Folk. I recently picked up a McKittrick 'Smilodon Saber and Bones' specimen from an old collection. My concerns: there is so much going on with what I assume is epoxy/filler on the underneath of the tooth that I can't confirm the Smilodon ID. Looks like a saber from the top and one side, but from dead-on and the other side it looks like a thin pyramidical shape (and I can't/won't remove the saber from the tar matrix to figure out exactly what the previous owner or collector did to it). Also, the anatomy of the bone on the left is easy enough, bu
  9. I’m almost certain this is not a fossil, but didn’t know where else to go. My buddy found this tooth/tusk in his attic and I’ve been having a tough time telling for certain what it is. No idea where it was found. Sperm whale was what first came to mind, but I don’t see a very clear boundary between the crown and the root. Doesn’t seem to match smilodon, walrus, boar, or any other similar possibilities that came to mind. Does anybody more familiar with this type of stuff have any idea what we’re looking at? He confirmed that it’s hollow which is another check in the sperm wh
  10. Hi there I've always wanted a sabertooth skull, and for the past year i see many coming the same seller among other fossils from our favorite auction site. They never really explain how much of the skull, eggs, pssitacosaurus, is authentic and not responded to messages. Do you recommend these products? Thanks!
  11. Real or not? 15 inches long. "Expertly prepared"
  12. South American Smilodon Skull implies 1000 pound cat! https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/science/saber-toothed-tiger.html
  13. History Hunter02

    Smilodon gracilis find

    In January 2019, I found this Smilodon gracilis partial left dentary in coastal South Carolina. I am finally uploading it because it was finally positively identified by a paleontologist last week. The m1 is complete, and the p4 is broken off, but the roots are still in the jaw fragment. This was the smaller relative of Smilodon fatalis which only had a p4 and a m1 instead of a p3, p4, and m1 on the lower dentary. Page 216 of The Fossil Vertebrates of Florida has a picture that is a perfect match. This is definitely the best find in my collection (outdoing the Dire Wolf K9 from last Decem
  14. Any idea if this tooth belongs to dinosaur or Sabre-toothed tiger? It is said to be found from Ganzhou of Jiangxi in China.
  15. https://canoe.com/technology/fossil-evidence-of-sabre-toothed-cat-found-in-southern-alberta https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/sabre-toothed-cat-alberta_ca_5d972269e4b02911e119321e?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cDovL2MubmV3c25vdy5jby51ay9BLzEwMDMyMjkwMjU_LTE3MDEyOjMxNzc6bW9zdF9yZWFkX3RvcA&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAADScMybLtp_opPvCh-5kIENPNkC8bCyESRfw7_Kxl_5dQyhoPXtROZ7HibqeIWfCZQvV9pDG1j-0gOHDwbFgmIfncGnOsDjYgiWmEdGyavAcqV0Uog0phIBSzs2NKHta-RGOfB6jbZMViXVvzlkn3L3PreVMXxFS4pFDH6vwkO8O
  16. Studying their teeth points to a forrest dwelling hunter of tapirs https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/08/saber-tooth-cats-surprise-fossils-redraw-picture-of-big-cat/
  17. Darko

    Smilodon Populator 2

    A new Smilodon populator to start New 2019 ! I hope u will like it!
  18. Tooth. Found in Poland by the river, on the beach among stones. Tooth resembles a predatory tooth "Smilodon", but maybe from a different period, for example jura. Is the marine reptile? Look at its curvature and structure in macro pictures. I am asking for help with ID
  19. Miatria

    Toe Bone, Possible Predator

    I found this toe bone this weekend and am working on an ID. It is from Florida's Peace River, Pleistocene, and is 1.5" long.
  20. Darko

    Smilodon populator

    The latest one!
  21. Fossils from cat with 'steak knife' fangs, found in Yukon, give researchers something to chew on. Two fossils help provide new insight into the mysterious, and extinct, scimitar cat. CBC News, Oct 25, 2017 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-scimitar-cat-fossils-paleontologists-1.4372037 The paper is: Paijmans, J.L., Barnett, R., Gilbert, M.T.P., Zepeda-Mendoza, M.L., Reumer, J.W., de Vos, J., Zazula, G., Nagel, D., Baryshnikov, G.F., Leonard, J.A. and Rohland, N., 2017. Evolutionary History of Saber-Toothed Cats Based on Ancient
  22. My father and I are planning on taking a trip fossil hunting this summer, we can't seem to find anywhere that really seems worth driving to. (Everything around us is basically Devonian.) We were looking for something different: Mosasaur, Arthropods (Cambrian preferred), Holocene, etc. My dad loves actual bones and I love arthropods from Cambrian. We came to a consensus and are looking for anything marine in the Mid-West. But we will take any suggestions into consideration! (We are new-ish to fossil hunting and are willing to go anywhere and do a
  23. soo, im currently trying to reconstruct some pleistocene fauna (mainly felines for now) and i have almost no problem with anatomy, muscles and such, but i do have a problem recreating the fur color, pattern and length. im currently working on the smilodon populator, and i really have no idea what to paint it, in one side, it was a south american cat, all modern cats that distribute the area are spotted and yellowish colored (ocelot, jaguar). but on the other side, it lived in the savannah, which "allows" all kind of fur patterns (plain/lion, spotted/leopard, etc). and it was a realtive of
  24. The photos are from a trip in 2005, but the exhibits (as far as I know) are still in place at the museum. Bishop Planetarium & South Florida Museum, in Bradenton, FL. Smilodon skeleton cast Mastodon skeleton Mammoth bones found during construction in Bradenton in 2005. Mammoth tusk Life-sized diorama of 2 ancient Florida hunters & a bison <continued...>
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