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Rarest-of-Rare Extinct Perfect 100% Original 13.5” CAVE HYENA SKULL from Rare Location
RAREST- of- RARE EXTINCT Perfect 100% Original 13.5” CAVE HYENA Skull from Rarest of Locations
Species: Crocuta crocuta spelaea
Species description: These hyenas were known as the Ice Age Spotted Hyena and was a subspecies the second largest Hyenas of all time and was a carnivore who stalked and killed animals in packs it was about 6 ft long and looked similar to a modern hyena except much bigger including the head was much wider and different shaped possessing a long body and short legs. This species once ranged from Iberian Peninsula to Russia .This hyena was a highly specialized animal. These weighed over 250 lbs .They ate wild horses , steppe bison, and wooly rhinoceros that was so ruthless it could kill almost anything with its progressive and regressive features being more developed than the modern African species. Its extinction was earlier than other Ice age mammals with last one dated 11,000 years ago with most gone 14,000 years ago. This helps explain the only few specimens like this one in Middle Asia . Its extinction was due to climate change, and an inability to compete with lions and humans, and loss of grasslands which they hunted. These though did likely kill wolves which roamed with them due to being more powerful.
Geological strata: Pleistocene epoch
Geological period: 2 million -10,000 years old closer to first due to color
Item location: Eastern Kazakhstan –largest Country in Central Asia Altai Mts in caves –only recently found
Item rating and description: 1-10 10 Perfection on an extremely rare animal Cave Hyena 13.5 “ long with Super Teeth and Totally Original 100 Skull . I checked with all European dealers and only 2 ever sold a skull, and those 2were only 80%. No other dealer has even seen one. Pieces and parts but no full skulls. And what a skull. It was never broken not even zygotes. This is the Rarest find in Europe and probably the best ever found from searching all literature in history . This was cleaned off only no sealant no nothing. I have never even seen a complete skull as people in Europe and Asia have never seen . Not one bit of work was done to this as it was sitting in a cave protected from thousands of years / These caves were only recently discovered so not even Europe knows about these. So few people in the world know of these they don’t even know how to price –that’s how rare they are . All animals in this area are dark and this was lightest of all animals found but still darker reddish brown. Most animals are black from here only . The ones in Europe are light. This could be the areas of first ones due to color 500,000 years old . Darker the color the older they are. Next to Bonecrusher hyena this was one of 5 top carnivores at its time including sabercats, lions, bonecrusher hyena and this. This is perfection to top degree. IT attracted huge animals like wooly rhinos, horses, wooly mammoth etc. Its huge 13.5 inches and 9 inches wide so no compression. It comes on a sturdy stand also . Where can you get a top predator this good. It’s amazing .This specimen displays so well with total originality This is worth a fortune. People in Europe are different from USA –they like totally natural 100% but will take partial animals more than prepped animals but this is so good it can be owned by anyone who wants to premium bone . While nothing is perfect this will sell so fast to Europeans or Americans as it perfect. One tooth repaired. That’s it. 100 % original and so rare you will never ever see another. I’ll be getting more animals from this region including lions so be ready or these will go so fast it will make your head spin .These go for way more than I want especially from an area that never found them If no one buys this that’s fine it will stay with me as find another. It’s for someone collection who has most everything but they don’t have this. Even poor ones in Europe go for more than I’m asking Call on this one. Keep in mind only 2 dealer has even seen one in Europe and Asia until now .Only accept wires or Cashiers Check . Mounted I on beautiful display .
Price: Firm $15,999
Shipping: USA $229 overnite International $450
Wires only accepted no paypal so call 706-235-2694
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X Nice Large Colorful Hyaenodon horridus 13.5” Skull 9” Agape Open Mouth Skull
Species: Hyaenodon horridus
Species description: This was the largest species of Hyaenodon in North America with massive high saggital crest in back of head, long narrow snout, short neck and long body and tail. It was the top single carnivore although a number of Terrible Pigs could drive one off. This was the largest carnivore for over 20 Million years called a Creodont and it hunted alone not in packs like its smaller 3 related species . These creodonts shared a specialized dentition commonly found in meat eating mammals with shearing structures called carnassal-teeth. This one species was the size of a bear and had 1000 lbs of pressure per bite , and was more dangerous and a lot bigger than any saber-tooth cat of its time a loner).Male specimens show grinding marks on their teeth which means tooth-grinding was used as intimidation with animals. The last creodont went extinct in America about 23 MYA but lasted to the Miocene in Asia . This is the rarest fossil of the 4 species of Creodont by far.
Geological strata: White River Formation
Geological period: Oligocene Period 35- Early Miocene23 MYA
Item location: Shannon County ,Badlands of Western S. Dakota
Item description and rating1-10 *9* Pretty Colorful Highly Original Rare Largest 30 MYA COMPLETE Hyaenodon horridus Skull with Teeth Morphology. This skull is fine with great teeth with all original except a few does have repairs . The canines plus all the teeth are original. It was found whole with exception of zygos so no full breaks, and it is simply an amazing quality piece in all regards including bone quality, beautiful color , and an adult . It’s such great bone quality it was a specimen that was very healthy so it met a quick death somehow possibly by a number of terrible pigs which were bigger, however, no bite marks on the head are evident. These got as large as 15” and are extremely desirable as few are found. Some restoration on skull occurred but expertly prepped so it looks great. Back of skull, zygos and few others like back of lowers are rstored. Quality is still x fine. Since I can’t put in words how lovely this animal is even with retore it’s so nice. IM sending pictures of this specimen and some lucky guy will get a price at great cost .It’s for an investment as this piece will grow lots in value . The unusual color alone makes this a huge buy. I lowered priced wanted on this to close to cost. The great ones go for 7500 and I have one of those now if you want almost perfection . It is open mouth on a great display and it is so amazing. Don’t ask to lower price as it is worth much more to me. This is an amazing specimen for this price. These go for 8000 and I have one that is special almost all original . This one isn’t that much lower so if you want an hyaenodon this is the one. It has a great display. I need the funds for something is reason it’s so low for a quick sale These are gigantic animals , the next largest in Oligocene with terrible pigs at top.
Price : $5300 I paid wholesale 4500 on this with 1000 to prep it 2 times .
Reduce Final Price $4500 at cost
Shipping : $175 overnite
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