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Largest Ever Found 10.5” NIMRAVUS Saber-Tooth SKULL AND PARTIAL 50%  SKELETON

Species: Nimravus brachyops

Species description: One of rarest of all sabercats . that lined in middle to late Oligocene , few in Miocene . They were up to 4 ft long and they were hunting csmall birds , and small mammals in ambush . The claws were sharp and thin and could be retracked. and these were ancestors to the modern caracal but larger looking more like a leopard with sabers . It competed with Eusmilus for habitat . It had smaller sabers than hoplophoneus and dinictis like the pogonodon

Geological formation: Whitneyan or Upper Sharps

Geological period: 31-24 MYA

Item Location : Shannon County, S Dakota

Item location: Description : 1-10 10 The Rarest of Rare Nice Open-Mouth Nimravus Saber-tooth Cat Skull with Skeleton .Specimen that few will ever see , let alone own . IT is the largest Nimravus ever 10.5” as most of these are never more than 8 inches. It is a real treat at 5.5” wide also . The slight upper distortion does not detract from this monster. The teeth are really good as both sabers are original and about 1 ¾ “ which does not sound like a lot but for this species its long. The sabers are 100 % original and one saber has a pathology –wider than other due to some abnormality unknown . The teeth original incude all moars and premolars and all the bigger incisors on the ends on top and bottom . These are rarely found . It’s a beautiful cat and it will display proudly close to by 10.5” Pogo which is also the biggest pogo known . The sabers are more conical than the dinictis saber cat which lived at that time also . It was expertly prepared and has many nice qualities . Most of lower jaw including teeth are original except the back of the jaws , and upper real bone approaches about 75% .It has nice lines and nice color . The size is so extreme it merits a paper about it , and hope to do one some day. With this skeleton and skull am amazing price . NO one has this

Price: $27,000

Shipment Matrix Heavy in crate on pallet $750

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Unbelieveable Offer-Magnificient Rare 5 Set Great Quality Allosaurus Foot w Partial Leg

Species: Allosaurus fragilis

Species description: Largest Therapod Meat Eating Jurassic dinosaur ever often reaching up to 35 ft long and as long as a bus . Its large skull with movable joints in the skull allowed it to bite huge bites to devour its prey which included the largest of sauropods often reaching over 70 ft long .It did hunt in groups and was probably the greatest predator that ever lived even greater than TREX. It had a S-shaped bulldog neck and each powerful arm having 3 clawed fingers and one large one only . These did not rejuvenate as teeth did. It weighed 2 tons at least. Allosaurus hands were way bigger than TREX .

This foot was all found together from one animal

Geological strata: Morrison Formation

Geological period: Late Jurassic156-144 MYA

Item location: Dinosaur, Moffit County ,Colorado

Item Rating and Description :1-10 *10 *This is a great Extremely High Quality Allosaurus Foot w Partial Leg Complete with 2 Extra extremities with many more bones than Normal including 4 claws. Normally if your lucky to see one Allosaurus foot ,they have only 3 sets of bones as all therapods are named for . However, on this one set #5 has an outside ultra rare metatarsal which is the only bone part of this. Also it has set #1 that has a metatarsal, one phalanx, and one dew claw. These are normally never found . This means it contains 4 claws all large. So the foot has 17 original bones plus 2 casts for 2 small phalanges on #4 set close to claw . So it has 5 metatarsals, 4 claws , 8 phalages , astragulus, calcanum, 1/3 tibia , 1/3 Fibula for a total of 21 bones . It also has an astragulus plus a calcanum that goes between the foot and the tibia- alais the ankle. 1/3 the tibia and 1/3 the fibula plus the femur listed below this can be purchased if fast enough. The quality is so magnificient on this it only has a few crack fills. If seen other 3 set foots for same price, which much lower quality. The entire foot is magnificient –the best you will ever see. Remember low quality ones are around from time to time for maybe 40,000 that are actually worth no more than 20,000 with high restoration . The claws are impeccable the best I ever saw and over 3 inches some 3 ¾ inches. No resto on the claws at all . These are all from same Allosaurus as this is almost unheard of. Most are composite if you see anything at all .No one has a dew claw as they are never found . Ill let pics do talking .This is a treat for a fan of this animal, and I have many Allosaurus lovers. I doubt you would find another one except here from the earlier king of beasts. Great price and this is available since the person who ordered it can’t come up with money at all It’s even packed so I don’t have exact measurements but I do have pictures and what’s in each box plus pictures of how to put together . I don’t have a stand but do have part of one . The femur listed next does have a stand .Its separate and not from this animal. Call for price 706-235-2694

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Amazing Spectacular Highly Original Largest Hoplophoneus Saber-Cat Species Ever

Species: Hoplophoneus occidentalis

Species description: The long –legged Nimravid saber-tooth cat (one of larger one)with razor –sharp sabers and the second earliest saber-tooth cat that roamed North America beginning in the Oligocene Period 35 MYA -23 MYA . These animals had a lot of physical characteristics similar and exact to Smilodon including famous saber-guards and similar sabers while smaller . They stood at over 2 ft tall the size of a large bobcat, and were more of a group predator with a close knit families as evidenced by some hoplos found together in death while overall very rare species hunting
an abundant food supply of grazing ungulates including camels and oreodonts. Using their highly developed saber-teeth they would likely sever the blood supply in the neck of their prey in the initial attack.

Geological strata: Scenic Member of the Brule Formation

Geological Epoch: Early Orellan 34 MYA

Item location : Scenic , Shannon County, SD

Item rating and description: 14 Just a Gorgeous Rarest of Rare Large High Originality Plus ORIGINAL Hoplophoneus occidentalis Saber-Cat Skull 8 7/8” Long with 3 3/8 inch sabers . This cat was described by my top prepper as the best one I ever had, as he has done over 10 this year alone for me . These just aren’t for sale but here is one . One of the rarest cat sanywhere in the world , a giant hoplo .This one is a true collector’s DREAM item , and IM a collector so it was mine and now available for sale . The sabers are so huge I have never seen any hoplo over 3 inches before , however this is a true prize . The first hoplo was oreodontis 35 million years ago, and were small at that time only 5-7 inches long at most in the early years , as they did get bigger with time up to 9” long . At 34 million years came a new huge holpo called occidentalis which appeared and evolved from primaevus ,and only lasted for 4 million years on the plains of South Dakota. Some primaevus got this large in latter years, but not at 34 million years I contend as occidentalis species were very rare at this timeframe and smaller . Most people know this occidentalis species at least 10” long ,but I believe these were the later ones at the 32-30 million years old timeframe . This one was very early one and I believe as does 2 of my contemporaries as one of first occidentalis species for sure , however I must say one of my best friends and top authorities believes it to be a hoplo giant primaevus species , whose opinion I respect immensely . However ,below are the reasons . I believe this is a true occidentalis early species . First my friend believes all occis must be 10” long but since I know for a fact this animal is at least 34 million years old (due to how low it was found in the strata which was the first of the occidentalis species due to the timeframe. I believe they were smaller at this time , and the ones he has are later of the species and not as low in the strata . A pogonodon that was found higher by 75 ft higher was small one when it first came 32.5 million years ago and got much bigger , and we found this occi specimen much lower so we know it was at least 34 Million years ago . First of a species always have characteristics of both when the lines evolve from each other which is the case here. Hoplo primaevuses were smaller at this time frame than this specimen from observances by the finder –as many primaevus only 5-7 inches were found by him here , and he knew this was special . This skull is 8.75 “ long, and the largest ever found in this area by far . So all others found at this strata were very small, but this skull is far larger in a very early timeframe for hoplos. . 4 million years made occis only 1-2inches longer as the biggest hoplo that ever existed , and since this is a female they were smaller than males . Many characteristics make me believe this is an occidentalis . In fact, all characteristics to me even size fit occidentalis for this timeframe . First the postglenoid foramen are actually smaller per skull size in occidentalis than primaevus as per Donald Prothero’s Book The Terrestrial Eocene –Oligocene Transition in North America , and this fits this specimen . Next the paraoccipital process at the back of head is reduced in size for occidentalis per skull size ,and it appears for this specimen in comparison of primaevus . How you tell these animals also is look at the saber guard. This specimen has the guards much wider and longer than a normal hoplo due to saber size . Also at the top of saber its almost an inch -15/16” wide , and wide throughout , and reg hoplos are never more than 5/8 inches wide as they are quite –narrow . Many times reg hoplos are under a half inch wide on sabers . Also the Upper Premolar 2 is absent in this species , and reg hoplos its not absent as all I have seen has an upper P 2 including all the ones I have now . This occi does not have P 2 on either side of the upper and the alveolus does not look covered over by bone , as my expert friend suggests may have happened in this case . I have never had one that P2 is absent even though in reg hoplos it can happens as extremely knowledgeable friend suggests .Basically the belief by some is if it’s not 10” long, it’s not an occi. However an update after further review other characteristics that I and my friend believe it to be an occi .The huge curvature of the canine and rounded margins make it an occi I’m using all the other parameters which show occi for me also . The strata of the find suggests differently to me, as it is definitely one of the very early holpos, and it is huge .Since it is one of first for sure of all hoplos(lower strata doesnt contain holpos only dinictises) , I believe it would be smaller than the normal later 10” (1” off) occi specimens. Anyway it could be a tweener in the 2 species , but I believe strongly this is at minimum at least the start to the occi species and now am 99% certain its an occi, even though only a few exist anywhere . Hill City has a definite occidentalis specimen only 5/8 larger than this specimen also . The finder and a top dealer agree with me, but regardless of my claim this is the best hoplo specimen you will ever see anywhere . It is one to be proud of forever . Color, detail, and completeness is above reproach. The white color with lines is usual for these animals , which is how they looked close to death . The upper skull is more than 90% original with super teeth with only a small area of back of skull and lower back jaws restored.. The teeth are almost 100% with just a few incisors restored. This may be one of earliest occidentalis skulls ever found , or at minimum one with mostly occi characteristics except length . I don’t think length should be the overriding characteristic in any assessment. Only a dozen occidentalis skulls have ever been found anyway over all 4 million years so this is so valuable which always stumps even the most knowledgeable because it is hard to put in put in either category .It is a female that is very rare .It resembles Smilodon , and is ultra desired . This is the smallest occi possibly ever found but still a huge hoplo , no matter how you look at it . No one can take the beauty of this specimen away no matter what it is, which makes it extremely special for me. This is unheard of and a great rare specimen

Price :$28,000 Firm Hold worth 35,000

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The One-the Only Great 1st GIANT SHORT-FACED BEAR

Species: Arctodus pristinus(earlier than simus)Lesser Shortfaced bear

Species description: The largest Bear of all time that stood up to 6 ft Tall at shoulder and 8 ft tall and 9 ft long , and weighed 1800 lbs much larger than grizzlies . In fact at one time the largest mammalian terrestrial carnivore known as tremarctine bears or running bears endemic to North America and Europe . This was a complete carnivore not like bears today as evidenced by high nitrogen bone concentrations so was a killer of its time and lasted for 2.8 million years. More info is listed here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctodus . Largest of all Bears

Geological Timeframe : 1.8Million Years-1.5M years agoBlancan/Irvingtonian

Geological Period : Early Pleistocene 1.8MYA

Item Location: Columbia County, Florida

Item rating and description: 1-10 9.5 Maybe the only True Pristinus Short-Faced Bear 12.25 inches by 8 “ wide and 7” Tall Skull in the World. This is so unbelieveable as no one has this anywhere in this condition. This time I outdid myself on rareness as this ranks as the hardest animal to find in fossil records even greater than LaBrea Smilodon. Only scant pieces are ever found normally but here you have from sections a Complete Skull with little restoration. Most is on backs of lowers but I challenge you to find more. Even the zygos are short-faced bear. It is a perfect match on all defining characteristics of pristinus also with a written booklet with documents prepared for you showing each shortface bear and the differences. This is rarer than Simus. Try to find one anywhere as you won’t. I don’t know of any except partial one at Florida Museum. It’s so hard to find many paleontoligists can’t hardly tell but by this notebook you can tell easy. This took lots of work and time so you bear lovers better come see this one. All teeth are real shortface bear also so to have all teeth 100% real is amazing. Many crack fills occurred on this specimen. Your looking at history here and maybe the only 95% short-faced bone one anywhere. This grew into Simus-the larger one . I still can’t believe it. Look at this shortfaced bear. It is large. Simus evolved from this totally. You will not find this animal anywhere but at this site forever as it is not currently for sale. I figure the value is somewhere around $50,000 but you may call me and try to convince me you love it. It probably will end up at auction for much more than above quoted. If you love to follow bear history this is so great. This was prepped by one of top bear experts in the world also . This skull is going to auction soon so people can pay more a lot more This is one of kind with a complete info on originality Plus so off to auction unless Call me to talk 706-235-2694

Price $32000 was personal item

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One Of Kind -  Super Rare Eusmilus US Saber-tooth Cat with Saber

Species: Eusmilus olsontau

Species description: The Nimravid saber-tooth cat (one of smaller ones)with razor –sharp sabers and after Dinictis and Hoplophoneus on geological chart which is believed to evolve from one line of hoplophoneus saber cat that roamed North America beginning in the Oligocene Period for only a few million years from 30-27.7 MYA . These animals had a lot of physical characteristics similar to Hoplophoneus Sicarius except for size , as Eusmilus was the genus for that animal until a short time ago . All these are small saber cats only 5-6 inches long with large sabers and flanges for the size which makes it look like a barbourfelis and a hoplo except for much smaller size .It had only 26 teeth compared to 44 for most saber cats and it was lacking molar 1 talonoid and premolar 2 on the bottom jaw . It was bobcat sized with lynx sized head and was built like Barbourfelis for size (Of course Barbourfelis is much larger ). Long bodied and short legged compared to others, and they ate grazing ungulates including camels and oreodonts. They could open their jaws at a 90% angle . Most of the info on internet is incorrect as below is correct . It did not live 8 million years, just over 2 and did not have a large species in America (only this small one)at least and one in Europe was bigger .

Geological strata: Upper Whitneyan and Early Arikareean Age

Geological Time frame: 30-27.7 MYA

Item location: Pennington County , SD

Item rating and description:1-10 10 Gorgeous Small Ultra Rare Eusmilus Saber-tooth Cat 5.5” . This cat is so special I still can’t hardly believe I have one. Only a few in the entire world exist with a few museums in USA and Europe , and only 2 private collections exist as known and I’m one of them . Due to a friend I was able to obtain a dream and this is one of few which actually have a saber anywhere . It has one complete side with some bone missing on top but a beautiful back , and the other side is there –just need to prep it . It has excellent bone quality, and is one of the true Eusmilus Cats . I’ve been reading about this cat for years, and by the way now that Hoplophoneus Sicarius has been reclassified no large ones exist as the web says in America . Too many awesome words can’t fully describe this cat. This may be the only one with this much of one saber These are found in rock nodules This is beyond words Its been in my collection for years This is only for cat collectors that will never have another chance to buy . The owner is so lucky Ive been so proud for years but its time for someone else This is 100% original and the one saber is only one of this species that may exist . My friend had 3 as he is top cat specialist in the world , and only person who has one known in USA besides this one . He has no sabers , and I have this one

Auction value $35,000 plus 23 % premium Will be gone soon

Price : $17,000 rarest cat in the world No one has this in the world with a true real saber Only a few exist without sabers

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HIGHLY ORIGINAL BEAUTIFUL HUGE 17” AMERICAN LION SKULL From ALASKA-ONE-OF-A-KIND NO WHERE ON EARTH

Species : Panthera ATROX Lion (American LION)

Species Description : The American lion evolved from the earlier Panthera leo fossilis, which I have from Europe, and this skull is believed to be the best specimen ever found that old. It was believed to be 250,000 years ago when it first came to Alaska over Bering Strait with earlier lions as old as 500,000 years old even though only bits and pieces up to 350,000 years have been found. Also DNA shows this to be identical to Cave Lion so they are identical species in my opinion. This is the largest Lion that ever lived much larger than African Lions with skulls up to 16-18 inches over 15% larger. It is roamed in Alaska, California at La Brea and Florida with traces in S Carolina. It is the largest carnivore ever except Short-face Bear which I also have a skull.

Geographic Period : Late Pleistocene Epoch 60,000- 30,000

Geographic time: 60,000-30,000 years ago

Item Location : Gold Mine(Cave) Close to Fairbanks, Alaska

Item rating and description : 1-10 *10* Words really don’t match how great, wonderful, awe inspiring, magnificent this American Lion is . Its 17” Long as measured around the upper curve from back of incisors to back tip of sagittal crest . This is huge. The skull is so complete bone is at least 97% or more of the animal. I have the entire skeleton also that is being prepped and close to done. The American Lion to be is the absolute height of the fossil world as I’d rather have that as its rarer than Smilodon material, and I love saber-tooth cats. The American lion and the Cave Lion are one in the same just some genius wanted to put another species classification as soon as it crossed into Alaska 340,000 years ago from the Bering Strait. However rarely are ever found over 60,000 years old . This one appears to be at least 60,000 years old . No museum, no private collector known has a better complete skull as this is almost perfect . If you have one send pics.The teeth were repaired and some from other same size American Lion but all teeth are present and real . I don’t want to even find fault with this skull as it was done by the nation’s best prepper, my dear friend who is the smartest man in the world who knows everything on skulls of cats. Even a perfectionist can’t find fault with this and who even has partials of this. You would have to be an unhappy person to even try to find something wrong here. I only see beauty and you will too I’m sure. To be it’s the best ever found. The originality is spectacular as you will never find more lion bone on any skull anywhere. Only crack fills and even parts were American Lion. This skull makes so happy as I can’t describe the emotional feeling of ownership of this cat. It doesn’t get any better, not even the first best original lion I have the upper that is fantastic also. IM so lucky. What preservation this cat shows. It was highly original from one cat but more American lion skull parts plus some modern lion used so no resin . You can’t even tell of crack fills which makes this so amazing . I venture to say this is the best American lion skull anywhere . It gets better –the skeleton was done by the same person and is virtually complete American lion from a couple animals the same size. It took years to get this assembled and 6 years to get this skull. Darker color indicates age or location found so this is amazing as this is darker than normal .Minimal restore and repair is all that has happened here. It will be in my collection for a long time even though I have many people would pay a fortune for this. Money is not important on an animal like this to be viewed over and over. You can’t even put a price on this as it’s priceless, but everything is for sale sometime maybe if a huge amount is offered in later years Ill relent. But that is years away. I tried to put words on this but this is undescribeable so look at pics. Simply Awesome. The pics are amazing. NOT FOR SALE Part Of Skeleton Not for sale

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No Where Else on Earth-Almost Totally Original Beautiful American Lion Skeleton ( Skull -Alaska)

Species : Panthera ATROX Lion

Species Description : The American lion evolved from the earlier Panthera leo fossilis, which I have from Europe, and this skull is believed to be the best specimen ever found an American Lion.. It was believed to be 250,000 years ago when it first came to Alaska over Bering Strait with earlier lions as old as 500,000 years old even though only bits and pieces up to 350,000 years have been found. Also DNA shows this to be identical to Cave Lion so they are identical species in my opinion. This is the largest Lion that ever lived much larger than African Lions with skulls up to 16-18 inches over 15% larger. It is roamed in Alaska, California at La Brea and Florida with traces in S Carolina. It is the largest carnivore ever except Short-face Bear which I also have a skull. The cave lion is the exact species actually

Geographic Period : Late Pleistocene Epoch 60,000- 30,000

Geographic time: 60,000-30,000 years ago

Item Location : Gold Mine(Cave) Close to Fairbanks, Alaska, Florida –verts and ribs

Item rating and description : 1-10 *11 Words really don’t match how great, wonderful, awe inspiring, magnificent this American Lion Skeleton is . It’s 11 ft 9 inches long and if tale wasn’t up it would be over 12 ft long. Its amazing 56 ” high also with 28” at widest . It is 99% Original bone from no more than 4 American Lion individuals . Keep in mind no more than maybe 10 exist in the world and this is one of best except La Brea tarpits . I called them. They have 5 but not one is from one animal but many put together from bones . Mine all the verts and ribs are one animal. The 17” skull is from one, and the inner major bones are all from same lion also. Anyway the feet are from another one. So this is by far one of best American Lions in the world by far. The skull is 99 % original bone and according to many many top people in the field It’s maybe the best anywhere. The American Lion to be is the absolute height of the fossil world as I’d rather have that as it’s rarer than Smilodon material and I love saber-tooth cats. No one has this, not even the American natural History Museum as they have a skull only. I feel like the luckiest person in the world as I’ll enjoy for years. Skulls are unheard of and bones also. My best friend a cat expert who does books, has all the sabercats, but not one American Lion. The American lion skeleton is the most prized fossil in the world . Even the claws are huge modern lion as no American lion exists and this took a long time to get huge claws . The sheaths are all original sheaths from American lions some repaired with other lion sheaths to make them whole A few sheaths are have modern lion parts but mostly America Lion .It took me 10 years to gather 3-4 animals to do this . I say this is one of best anywhere ever done . I will be enjoying this for years. This one appears to be at least 60,000 years old . NO museum, no private collector known has a better complete skull as this is almost perfect . The teeth canines are all original teeth . A few were repaired. I searched the entire country for years to get the right skeleton with many wasted bones that didn’t work The measurements of all the bones matches a 17 “ female skull. The teeth were repaired and just 2 from other same size American Lion but all teeth are present. I don’t want to even find fault with this skull and skeleton because there is so little not original . It should be looked at whole as its so good. Any you find it would be lucky to find a 50% skeleton with rest fake bone. This is 98% at least . Basically only the shoulder blades has any amount of restore at all as it was done by the nation’s best prepper, my dear friend who is the smartest man in the world who knows everything on skulls of cats. Even a perfectionist can’t find fault with this . You would have to be an unhappy person to even try to find something wrong here. I only see beauty and you will too I’m sure. To be it’s the best ever found. Unfortunately, I don’t have it at my home for some time is the only negative but hope to few it in a few years . The originality is spectacular as you will never find more lion bone on any skeleton anywhere. I can’t believe it . Its too amazing I can’t describe the emotional feeling of ownership of this cat. It doesn’t get any better. IM so lucky. What preservation this cat shows. Darker color indicates age or location found so this is amazing as this is darker than normal It will be in my collection for a long time even though I have many people would pay a fortune for this. Money is not important on an animal like this to be viewed over and over. You can’t even put a price on this as it’s priceless, but everything is for sale sometime maybe if a huge amount is offered in later years Ill relent. But that is years away. I tried to put words on this but this is undescribeable so look at pics. Simply Awesome. The pics are amazing. Its mine forever to look at. NO trying to buy it please You cant assign a value . Nothing was spared including huge costs to me to make this all Lion . In fact it costs me 15,000 for claws and American Lion Sheaths alone -extremely rare due to huge size of claws just like an American lion-some partial American lion claws were inside sheaths so those were kept intact also . It’s being stored at a warehouse in Maryland There are again only a few in the World outside of LaBrea Tarpits and they are also from a variety of American Lions Displayed in jumping attacking position . Value minimum of $500,000 Not for sale . Plan on keeping many years as if your a fossil lover nothing beats this

If offered $500,000 Id probably sell no less

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BEYOND FANTASTIC - Most Desired Fossil on The Planet - LARGE LA BREA TAR PITS DIRE WOLF 13.75”

Species: Dire wolf (Canis dirus)

Species Description: It was closely related to Gray wolf in many features but it is not direct ancestor of any species today . IT became extinct 10,000 years ago with wooly mammoth . IT was larger than Gray Wolf averaging 5 ft in length and weighing 150-175 lbs . Legs of Dire Wolf was shorter and sturdier than those of gray wolf and the brain case was smaller to than the gray wolf. These were only found in California and Florida.

Geological timeframe: Pleistocene 2 MYA -10,000

Location: La Brea Tar Pits , LA California USA

Description and Rating: (1-10) **10** SPECTACULAR AMAZING LA BREA TAR PITS HIGHLY ORIGINAL HUGE DIRE WOLF 13.75” Skull . I would say this is one of a kind but I have two of them . I haven’t seen a La Brea Dire Wolf in years until I saw one this year that was 50% real and never saw one this good except the other one I have .. This is so wonderful I can’t find the words to express my amazement at the quality of this specimen. It is highly original and would estimate conservatively 80-85% teeth plus most of upper skull bone original .. The skull is amazing. It has only restore at small amount in back above condyles on sagittal crest, one zygo, little on back of lower jaws ,fill between pieces , and that’s it . The condyles are real. The teeth are amazing .Words just can’t describe this piece . It was so difficult to prep because normal air compression work would have caused the color to change as it was so fragile and the most difficult prep job a top prepper ever did . It took one year to complete. It is just spectacular . Even the zygos are mostly original on this animal. It has repair but teeth except incisors original , and little need repair on these . They are wonderful . This was of course from an old collection and was laying around for probably over 50 years before the government took over ownership . I’m so pleased to own this and regard it as in a league of its own.LaBrea just isn’t available anymore , and if anyone does have one they don’t sell it . Notice the patented dark brown color. This is the original color in an area of high concentration of oil as some are lighter. Well I can’t say more on this as words are not adequate to do this justice so maybe the pictures will. This is darker than my other one.

Price : $32,000 was personal collection for years

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