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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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Amazing Huge Entire Lower Jaw of an Extinct Lion 11.75” Long

Species: Extinct Panthera leo spelaea(Panthera speclaea) Eurasian Cave Lion

Species description: Extinct Large Species of Lion from 370,000 to 10,000 years ago <. It was one the largest carnivores at that time except the Giant short –faced bear which are virtually nonexistent in the fossil records . It was much larger than the Smilodon Saber-tooth cat or the modern Lion , It had rounded protruding ears , tufted tail, and perhaps faint tiger-like stripes .They lived at same time of Neanderthals (250,000-30,000 ) and Cro-Magnon man( 40,000-10,000) They were featured in Paleolithic religious rituals and they were hunted by a form of human . Mostly found in Europe but this one and some are found in Russia , Siberia and Alaska .This was up to 20% larger than the largest lion today .

Geological strata: Pleistocene Epoch

Geological period: 45,000 Years ago

Item Location: Cave in the Carpathian Mountains , Romania

Item description:1-10 10 These are not available anymore as all areas are closed to hunting so this is once in a lifetime item . It is from a mammoth 20 inch upper Lion skull almost 100% Original Cave Lion Lower with 2 great canines and all teeth except a few complete incisors . Some have roots of the incisors. These are so amazing it defies the normal finds in fossils. People who have these don’t sell them at all . This is actually the same as the American Lion with same DNA . However you can get it for same price of a single jaw of an American Lion. The canines are 3 inches with root . Repair is all there is on this jaw no resto .This is super quality bone and 45,000 years old .Wow ILL let pics do talking Canines alone on these are worth 1500-2000 each they are so rare Yu will never have a chance to get this again for this low Full skulls go for 50,000 and getting higher My American lion skull is worth 100,000 alone

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American Perfect 100% Original COMPLETE UPPER 24” Long EQUUS COMPLICATUS EXTINCT HORSE SKULL

Species: Equus complicatus

Species description: Horses evolved from earlier horses to be large and this horse evolved into one of the modern species so this is extinct at end of last ice age. They were long –legged compared to earlier horses and long necked with a long tail. They are adapted to open terrain, from plains to savannahs. These had slender legs ending in a single hoof. These were herbivores that lived from grazing on tough fibrous food such as leaves, bark, but are normally grazers. They went extinct at the end of last ice age 10,000 years ago. It is from USA.

Geological strata:

Geological period: Pleistocene 10,000 years old

Item Location: Salt River Valley, Nebraska

Item rating and description: (1-10) **9** - Beautiful Large 24” American Complete Upper Skull of an Extinct Complicatus Species. This is a spectacular later extinct horse species that evolved into today’s modern horse .It died out 10,000 years ago in USA e and this is first whole one I ever saw. While pieces of skull you can buy a whole upper skull with no restore are extremely rare to find due to fragile nature of the skull . It’s so exceptional with no restoration I can find anywhere so virtually 100% original. I can’t say enough about this piece so just admire it for now. The skull is really amazing with almost 100 % original including all teeth on the upper. No restore amywhere can be seen so exceptional quality on this upper skull . The beauty and bone quality of this animal is simply fantastic. It is so outstanding. Little if no prep work was done except stabilizing so it’s very secure now. Simply great extinct Pleistocene specimen at a low price. Beautiful dark brown Color is so appealing for you collectors.

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MOST COMPLETE RAREST OF RARE ADELPHAILURUS kansensis SABER-TOOTH CAT 11” SKULL

Species: Adelphailurus kansensis

Species Description: This is rarest of all sabertooth cats in USA that lived from early Miocene 6-8 MYA and were the size of a modern cougar or puma . Its body also had the same shape as a puma also, and had long compressed upper canine-sabers that hunted small birds and mammals in ambush . This cat is a false saber-tooth cat and had retained a second upper premolar, which is unusual for a cat . It was the second largest of the late Miocene cats and was an Eurasian immigrant. It was a metailurus cat, which besides this species and one other was only found in Asia and a few in Europe. It is not one of the top 6 saber-cats found and has only been found with partials with top of skull never found in USA according to reading all documents . It was identified by Hilbert in 1934 with only a few skull pieces and a few partial bones ever found so this skull is the most complete skull known to exist. A partial humerus, radius, ulna first phalanx and was named after the first skull jaw section found in Kansas. Most of bones found in Arizona in this small area, and one found in Bone Valley, Florida also.

Geological formation: Milk Creek Formation

Geological period: 8-6 MYA Miocene Early Hempghilian Tribe-Metailuri Genus: metailurus

Item Location: Congress Junction, Arizona

Item rating and description: (1-10) 10 AMAZING 11” Long x 7” wide agape Adelpharilurus kansensis saber-tooth cat SKULL-The Most complete ever found . This is an amazing piece as this is the most in one skull of its species ever found as only a few skull fragments exist . While it does have a large amount of restore much of lowers are real bone with teeth plus one upper maxilla with teeth are original to one animal. IN other words with 3 jaws 3 of 4 molar teeth pairings are original and the back of cat is original plus one original saber plus part of side of upper. The rest is filled in so % is still about 40% original-estimate. This cat is so amazing and so well prepped it’s a treat to look at. Again while not highly original it’s the best ever found so this is for people who want a one of a kind this is it. For your perfectionists which I know some- do not even try to buy this. I want someone who appreciates this large cat eventually but really do not intend to sell ever Again this is the most complete one of its species ever found so no perfect ones exist and probably never will . This is the most complete ever skull so one of a kind

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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

Shipment Matrix Heavy in crate on pallet $750

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Gorgeous One-Of-Kind 100% Original MEGALCEROS DEER (IRISH ELK)UPPER SKULL & Almost All ANTLERS

Species: Megaloceros giganteus (Irish Elk)

Species description: Known as The Irish Elk -They came 400,000 years ago, and last were found in Russia 5,000 years ago in Siberia but almost all died out at end of last ice age 10,000 years ago. Males had wing spans up to 12 ft long with large antlers in the middle and are the largest deer of all time . It died out due to habitat change and man .These are one of prized pieces anywhere in the fossil world. These just do not exist whole hardly ever. These have been found in Irish bogs hence the name Irish Elk, but they are not elk at all

Geological strata: Pleistocene

Geological period: 400,000 -5,000 Years ago

Item location: Mannheim , SW Germany ,Rhine River Private Gravel Pit in the Rural Area

Rating and description1- 10 9.9 Only due to partial but most Ive ever seen whole . Exceptional Beautiful 100% Original Megalceros Deer Upper Skull with Large Part of Antlers. Nothing in the world except my American Lion is more special than this piece. This is a huge male. Its 4.4 ft wide and skull is 22” long plus an extra 22 inches with an add on . WOW I’ve wanted one for many years, and this is the most complete and best I ever saw . This has no restoration and the only repair was the horns placed on the skull. Sure you could wait for 20 years to see if one comes and then pay 50,000 at auction plus 20% so $60,000 as the last full one went for or buy this at way better cost and get the easy parts later cheaper as parts to add. You see the upper skull and large rack is in place and only the ends and the lower jaw-the two easiest to find are not there. These would and could be bought over the years as they do come. Anyway it is perfect on what is there and so beautiful found in a gravel pit in Germany recently this year. This is the first I ever had-in fact the best ever saw. It is a treasure for you herbivore fans and deer lovers, plus the deer hunters to show a huge rack. It is 100% original as I can’t stress that enough .I can’t get any more of these so better buy this one. No restore at all on this animal. At all Anyway this is a must if you want a full collection and a hard one to get. The person I bought this from is the largest dealer in Europe and have bought many fine items , and he said in 30 years on the business this is the finest specimen he ever had including only 1 full one in 30 years as that had lots of restore and sold for 40,000 20 years ago. So even if one was found this is the best you will ever have a chance to buy . I added a 22 ” left side of deer at end so all you need for a complete one is animal right side from back to have a complete one I also can get a lower for $2000 more YOu get a great price now for almost all and I can get all .

Price: $18,999 without lowers Almost complete now .Complete these run $50,000 and up ,and now only end of right side and lowers which I can get for added low price

With lowers $Reduced $16,600 Cost Full these are so rare and worth $60,000

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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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Rarest Species of Cave Lion(Beringia) Lower Canine3.5” from Altai MT Kazakhstan

Species: Extinct Panthera leo beringia Eurasian Cave Lion

Species description: Extinct Large Species of Lion from 370,000 to 14,000 years ago. It was one the largest carnivores at that time but this species was smaller than other Eurasia Lions and the rarest .and are virtually nonexistent in the fossil records . It was still larger than Smilodon Saber-tooth cat. , It had rounded protruding ears , tufted tail, and perhaps faint tiger-like stripes .They lived at same time of Neanderthals (250,000-30,000 ) and Cro-Magnon man( 40,000-14,000) They were featured in Paleolithic religious rituals and they were hunted by a form of human . Mostly found in Europe but this one and some are found in Siberian Russia, now Kazakhstan and Alaska . This speciesis rarest of all extinct lion species by far even though recently 2 lion cubs with skin and hair were found complete with DNA in Russia in 2015 . This species is of great scientific value as due to color these may have been the original cave lion.

Geological strata: Pleistocene Epoch

Geological period: up to 300,000 -100,000 estimated

Item Location: Cave in the Altai Moutains in Eastern Kazakhstan

Item description: 1-10 9.8 Amazing Lower canine of the rarest extinct lion 3.5 “ Lowers are smaller . There is wear on tip a lot but it isn’t broken. NO work has been done on this as it’s 100% natural . This is my first of this species. Just a short time ago this species was only thought to be in Russia Siberia, and high in Alaska close to Bering Straight. However for first time they are finding in Kazakhstan on private lands in caves. This no one has as I know everything on lions, and never before this year saw this species. IM getting a whole skull soon but it’s from Russia. How I know they are same it’s the smallest species of lion due to coldness as Eurasia Lion went in 2 forks –one American Lion once it hit Alaska, and these Beringia lions. I’ve only seen 1 Bering1a Lion skull ever and I bought it. It’s of exceptional quality .Total natural makes this piece a must for a collector or even a beginner as it so reasonable on price. This is from an animal that is hardly found in the fossil record. These are rarer than Smilodon bones by far as I had many Smilodon. Keep in mind no one has anything of this lion species except me.

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