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X Nice Large Colorful Hyaenodon horridus 13.5” Skull 9” Agape Open Mouth Skull

AUCTION ITEM 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 : . Use the following methods of payment…
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Famous George Lee Collection Superb Highly Original Mesohippus Horse Skull with Skeleton

Species: Mesohippus bairdi (Oligocene Horse ) Species description: These horses were small and about the size of a greyhound with a body 4 ft long, 2 ft high at the shoulder and larger than its predecessor Eohippus. They were short-legged, herbivores that lived by grazing. This animal is very rare compared to other Oligocene animals. They lived in the American West 35-23MYA. They were food for saber-tooth cats and hyaenodons for millions of years. They had 3 toes front and back. It looked like a modern horse except a lot smaller. Geological strata: Brule Formation Geological period: Oligocene Period 34-23 MYA Item Location: AB Ranch- Shannon County , South Dakota Item rating and description: (1-10) **9.7** Beautiful X-Fine Large 8 1/2”Oligocene Mesohippus Skull with Much of the Skeleton Highly Original. This was in the George Lee Collection who I admire, and I have many, many of his pieces. The skull is really amazing with very high % originality except for front incisors and a few spots on the skull. There is so little restore -on skull only- as the head is in matrix that is true matrix with many bones on both sides of the matrix at original spots it was found on with beautiful skeleton very complete. Mostly full bones, all skeleton, as George so loved to keep as original as possible. He prepped this piece and amazing facets of this skeleton and skull is exceptional with most of both sides of the skull showing out of matrix except under lower jaws and the very front on one side. Dynamite bones on both with at least 75-80 % of skeleton present due to almost all full legs showing, 2 feet with hooves on all of one and few on the other with one foot and leg bones being so beautifully prepped and laid down after death. All of the pelvic bones appear present which is so rare and even many of the ribs and all bones totally original. It is 19” long with skeletal parts all over the slab including the side. The beauty, detail, and bone quality of this animal is simply fantastic!! Just one glance, I had to have it as it is so outstanding. The prep work is so extremely good. It displays well on the matrix and bone quality is one of best I have ever had. This is an adult horse and is the top horse I have ever owned so all you horse lovers line up for this one. These are hard to get so completely original as most have the front completely restored due to saber cat attacks, so you will not find a better one! My wife loves this piece and doubt I’ll ever sell it. You can try to get it but it better be an outstanding offer. It’s just too good. This Fossil is Worth a Fortune!!!! Price: $3999 firm
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Wonderful Early Horse Mesohippus Skull Large 8 5/8” Highly Original (95%)on Natural Matrix Display

Wonderful Early Horse Mesohippus Horse SKULL 8 5/8” Highly Original on Natural Matrix Display Species: Mesohippus bairdi (Oligocene Horse ) Species description: Horses were small about size of a greyhound with a body 4 ft long , 2 ft high at shoulder and Larger than its predecessor Eohippus . They were short-legged, herbivores that lived from grazing This animal is very rare compared to other Oligocene animals. They lived in the American West 35-23MYA. They were food for saber-tooth cats and hyaenodons for millions of years. They had 3 toes front and back. IT looked like a modern horse except a lot smaller. Geological strata: White River Formation Geological period: Oligocene Period 38-32 MYA Item Location: Shannon County , S Dakota Item rating and description: 1-10 9.8 Beautiful Large Oligocene Mesohippus Skull 8 5/8” on Nice Display Natural Matrix. The skull is really amazing with virtually no restore incisors in front and small ¾ segment of front jaw .m They don’t get better than this . I’ve had some but this is second best one ever . Its been awhile . My last one went for 4500 . The quality you just can’t get this good Bone quality is amazing. Backs of lowers and zygos are all original plus sagital crest . Its such a pretty darker color for this area . It was found close to Indian land but on private property of a rancher . I’ve been to this location before and amazing quality is what you get. It is missing its front teeth which are so small anyway hardly any survive . All other teeth on both sides are not only complete but amazing quality with no repairs. It is open mouth with matrix holding it up . I guarantee if you find one better than this please tell me as I would not believe it . Anyway great price on magnificiently displayed horse . All horses were small at this time but this is a big one. Quality is simply fantastic. Just one glance I had to have it as it is so outstanding. IT displays well .. I priced it to sell quickly as this will sell so fast my head will spin . This is an adult horse and second in line after Eohippus . Ive only seen a few last 3 years .These are hard to get original like this so completely original as most have the entire front completely restored due to saber cat attacks, so you will not find many better . It as I said does have just a slight amount missing in front but virtually no restore. The rest of teeth are all original to this animal also . I will not take less for this as I will gladly keep it. Why discount top premium items any more than I already did. These all go for over 3800 now this good , but someone gave me a great deal , which Ill pass on to you . Price : $3499 Final Price : At cost $2999 Sven Shipping : $59 ,
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MAGNIFICIENT ONE-OF-A KIND HUGE 12.5” DIRE WOLF (Canis Diris) COMPLETE SKULL-

Species: Canis Diris (Dire Wolf) 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 .This was the largest wolf ever and ate anything it wanted as it traveled in packs also to obtain food. Geological period: Pleistocene $30,000 years old this one 1 Million-10,000 species survived Item location: LEVY COUNTY , FLORIDA Item rating and description: (1-10) **10** SPECTACULAR DIRE WOLF 12.5” COMPLETE SKULL Over 96 % Original With Lowers just found recently close to where Upper was found over a year ago . I waited on this hoping the lowers would be found and it came true. Now presenting one of only a few in existence for top Perfectionist collectors only “the DIRE WOLF”-One of the most sought after fossils in the world and complete. This skull is really fantastic as the Upper is at least 95% original and one side of lower is entirely original with only a few repairs anywhere .The back of the upper is all there as you can tell by the lines and color of a little lighter brownish tint . The back of one lower is the only item that is restored except for a few spots on upper and one spot of front of one lower . I would describe this as an outstanding specimen , and with this species even 70% is very good as this is one of top specimens ever found . Only one in Florida exits, and it’s in a museum but not this quality. I debated to sell this one or not , but I do have two LaBrea wolves and will keep one for myself . This gives you a great opportunity AS you know only Florida, Alaska , and California LaBrea have these animals, and the University of Florida has only one exhibited . No other species of wolf over 11 inches long ever existed so for you doubters, it’s true . This specimen has the most spectacular teeth you will ever see that are an extremely high % of original teeth . The entire upper are all original teeth including all incisors and the one canine shows it broke off just a small amount in life so it tells a great story . This is an old male wolf with many fights under its belt . It is a spectacular color of dark brown, black and even a tincture of light spotted teeth like the incisors The lower has all real teeth except 5 incisors in the middle. It was found 10 months later close to the upper at same area and it matches as you can tell on size and color . Its mounted on a beautiful display well and I doubt if even 4 exist in the world today of Dire wolves from Florida . This is so special I will not discount as I’d gladly keep it . It does just stir me to see this creature just as much as my bear dog from Florida and Short-face Bear in my personal collection . Even the zygos are original which unheard of in any extinct mammal. The wolf id fully inflated at 6” across also .It was expertly prepped .Remember there is always a color difference in some areas due to matrix it was found . Even the teeth aren’t completely black but most all are. Anyway for you who can’t appreciate this you never will but for the few who really know this animal this is an amazing find .  Personal collection
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Excellent Terrible Pig 19” Long Museum Quality

Nothing Like This in the World!! Terrible Pig (Archaeotherium) – Top Carnivore of its Time! Species: Archaeotherium mortoni Species Description: Largest species of the Entelodonts and the Largest Carnivore Pig of all-time. It was a relative of ungulatesand a cow-sized predator with large canines. They ate camels, oreodonts, brontotheres, and horses on the Oligocenefields. It could also dig for roots andtubers. It had an elongated skull withlong bony knobs beneath its eyes and on the lower jaws. “Terrible Pig” also had long spines on its thoracic vertebrae over the shoulders and a small brain. They often reached lengths over 6 feet. Their jaws could snap shut quickly and kill any animal during its time and was highly successful. It hunted in packs and could run off a hugehyaenodon. Geological strata: Scenic Member -Brule Formation Geological Period: Early to Middle Oligocene Period 34-32 MYA Item Location: Badlands of Western South Dakota ,Custer County private Ranch Item Rating and Description: (1-10) * 9.9+ Top Premium quality. The fierce “Terrible Pig” (Archaeotherium) of the Oligocene! This beast measures 19” Long and Agape and is the pig so highly publicized in BBC’s “Walking with Prehistoric Beasts”. This is SIMPLY amazing especially since it has an bite injury .It appears when it was a baby a adult terrible pig bit into the nose w a canine and other probably took out left eye so this tells a story.The quality is almost perfect and is Very High Originality (natural) with minimal restoration. The teeth are all real but 1 premolar so highly original with minor repairs. This skull is on a beautiful display stand with the mouth wide open as if it were ready to attack its prey. I believe this is a museum piece, but at a fantastically unbelievable price for a top collector. This bad boy pig has beautiful bone quality, color, and shape. This specimen is one of the best in the world so stop your drooling and add it to your collection. Very rarely do you get a second chance at a dream purchase so get it here at a discount. This creature was at the top of the food chain for millions of years and even saber cats were scared of this one!! Don’t miss out!!!! I wondered if Gene Roddenbery used this pig as a model in Star Trek for Klingon War Ship , The Bird of Prey. IT looks exactly like it . Price: $15,000  Jim    Shipping USA $499 on crate to be safe International with duties $4000
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Gorgeous Smaller Wooly Mammoth 18.5” Alaskan Tusk -A Wonder of Nature

Species: Wooly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) Species description: The largest of the mammoths here in North America in Alaska and Asia . It had size of up to 15-17 ft at shoulder and had tusks up to 16 ft .They weighed about 20,000 lbs. Hairy elephant-like creatures who prospered in the Ice Ages. It was a favorite target of Smilodon and we also know cave men ate them .They were the largest elephants that ever lived during very cold times Geological strata: Pleistocene epoch Geological period: Pleistocene 150,000-10,000 Item location: Fairbanks (Closest big city), Livengood ALASKA Item rating and description:1-10 10 While not large this Blue Light Tan 18.5 “ Tusk of an all Original Wooly Mammoth is just beautiful . The magnificient color in contrasting light cream, and tan, and blue add to the extreme beauty of this tusk . Even the natural wear on the tusk makes it more appealing. It was a young one. Completely unrestored , unbroken, and unrepaired pieces are rare. It does have a coating to bring out the shine. Remember most I’ve seen has at least 15 -20% restoration but not this one. I don’t see any. Also the price is reasonable . I saw recently most 35 inch reg size tusks sell for $9000. Some went for over $30,000 What an opportunity to get a tusk for under $2000 so everyone’s budget can afford. A great display also for a firm low price of Price : $1899 firm RS Shipping $149 with 2 boxes Use the following methods of payment . •Online , •Certified check •Money Order , •Personnel Check , Payable to: Dinolandplus.com call for address ​ ​ ​ ​
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Nothing like this in the World -95% Plus Original TERRIBLE PIG-Top Carnivore of the Time

Nothing Like This In the World” 95% Plus Original TERRIBLE PIG”(Archaeotherium)-Top Carnivore of its Time Species: Archaeotherium mortoni Species description: Largest Species of Entelodont and Largest Carivore Pig of all time. It was a relative of theungulates and a cow- sized predator with large canines. They ate camels , oreodonts , brontotheres ,and horses on the Oligocene fields. It could also dig for roots and tubers. It had an elongated skull with long bony knobs beneath the eyes and on the lower jaws. It also had long spines on its thoracic vertebrae over the shoulders and a small brain,and often obtained lengths over 6 ‘. Its jaw could snap shut quickly and kill any animal during its time and was highly successful. It hunted in packs and could run off a huge hyaenodon. Geological strata: Scenic Member Brule Formation Geological period: Early-Middle Oligocene Period 32-28 MYA Orellan Item location: Badlands of Western South Dakota, Custer County, Boyce Family Ranch Item rating and description:1-10 9.9 – Rarest of Rare Top Best Quality” Early Terrible PIG “ Archaeotherium 19” long by 15” wide. What is amazing this pig was early so it’s rare and smaller than later ones but it’s a old adult with some wear on teeth .This is the famous pig(entelodont) so highly publized in BBC Walking with Prehistoric Beasts. This is simply amazing quality with hardly any restore. One premolar on top and one on bottom with one incisor on teeth restored and a few spot fills is about it. A little on back of one lower and a little in back with ears perfect. The quality is the best I have ever seen(except on Lee piece years ago) and is virtually uncomparable to any . IT is a complete skull .This is for only top collectors who want an item you can’t get anywhere on quality. Quality means I paid a lot for this, so if you wish quality you have to pay . I’ve seen some not near as good go for $16,000 The canines are 2.25 inches long and all canines teeth original.This specimen may the best in the world so stop your drooling. This is one of my top five treasures. The early ones are hardly ever found. Size is not important on this because it’s early carnivore as it’s still at top of food chain, but quality is amazing. Just look at this bone. Also the display is simply amazing as it turns around to see all sides, which is an added huge advantage to display this prehistoric carnivore (Yes pigs were carnivores). This was marked well over this at Tucson show. What a treat for a discerning client . Just look at these pictures . You can click on pictures for closeups. Price : Wire or checks call Alan Stout 706-235-2694
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Amazing Find -One of Kind 97% Original Beautiful Smilodon Forerunner European MEGANTEREON Saber-Too

Top Quality 97% Original BEAUTIFUL Smilodon Forerunner European MEGANTEREON SABER-TOOTH CAT 9.75” SKULL Species : Megantereon cultridens Species description : .Built like a modern jaguar but heavier . It had stocky forearms with the lower half of these forelimbs lion-sized. It delivered a shearing bite with 5 “sabers . Per size of skull it had the largest sabers per head area of any saber-tooth cat. It originated in North America 4.5MYA and went to Europe and Asia . This cat was the forerunner to the American Smilodon .Fossils are found here and in Europe and Asia . In fact an entire skeleton was found in France close to where this skull was found many years ago . Geographical Area: 2.5- 2 Million years ago –this fossil –Overall Species 15-2 MYA Miocene –Pliocene Item location: Asia or Europe- The only True the only full skeleton was found here in Seneze France  Item description & rating: 1-10 10 THIS IS ONE-OF-A Kind Sabercat Unbelievable OF HIGHEST QUALITY Smilodon-like Saber –tooth Cat 9.75” Skull with 3.7” Sabers. The 3.7“ is just as large as a normal Largest of all sabercats Machairdodus - Forerunner Megantereon cultridens SABER-TOOTH CAT with 4” Sabers –all real perfect teeth . The sabers are amazing and upper is perfect-no restore. These are so rare , and look like Smilodon just a little smaller . It was forerunner to Smilodon over 97% original including 100% of all teeth. The only place of some restoration is backs of lowers . The upper is 100% original as well as all teeth on upper and lower -I’m the cat guy and only had a few of these over 20 years and this is best one ever . I had not even seen one in 7 years . These are found in USA only piece material , Asia mostly and in France. It has been here many years over 20 unprepped and finally finished as I bought in USA . Probably here since early 90”s. The bone is super color with mostly beige-white which is normal .The teeth are so magnificent and beautiful and all there. Its just amazing No cat do you get this good . This appears to be a female adult with all adult teeth. The males get a little bigger. None of this species have been found in many year anywhere so its one of a l kind . It may be in the top 10 of all these ever found in quality. Values a have grown a lot. Basically no restore except for some on back of lowers. These are never this good so a real treat. Prep was done very well but unknown prepper. Pictures do not do this cat justice at all.  You will never see this again and with Highest Quality . Simply Amazing Find  Alan Stout (Owner of this piece dinolandplus.com ) 13 Boulder Drive, Rome GA USA 

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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 Call 706-235-2694 for payment
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Amazing Beautiful Rarest Large Nimravus Sabertooth Cat 8.75” Skull Sold

One of Rarest Saber-tooth Cats of all Time –Nimravus Saber-Tooth Large 8.75” SKULL During Oligocene 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 huntingcsmall 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 but is like the dinictis(except wider sabers) - 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 9 rareness The Rarest of Rare Nice Open-Mouth Nimravus Saber-tooth Cat Skull Large 8.75” Specimen that few will ever see , let alone own. It is so rare Ive only had a few and Ive collected for years . It is 8.75 Inches long .This is your chance. One saber original and one cast . The skull is nice with restoration on parts of upper and also incisors . 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 at least 85% except very back of jaw. The sides of the skull are original and much of back . The only blemish is some of top is restored . I estimate 70-75 % original overall. What is great is this is so rare and it’s a beautiful large skull . It has nice lines , all molars and premolars are original . This is for someone who doesn’t want perfection but a nice looking cat with most of it original . Few are ever found , so perfectionists need not be too picky as just look at this as it should be . Few people have this cat. It’s a rare find with mostly original features that is beautiful to look at. The pictures will show how nice this is . It’s a real buy at this price. My last one sold for $19,999 that was not as good as this one . Price $ email me at paleoman@dinolandplus.com call 706-235-2694  Shipping : Overnite $235. It arrives safely. Pay thru wire or checks
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Ultra Rare Early First HOPLOPHONEUS(Mini Smilodon) OREODONTIS Skull 7.5”

ULTRA RARE EARLY HOPLOPHONEUS OREODONTIS SKULL 7.5 inch skull Approx 80%  Species: Beautiful Hoplophoneus Saber- Cat Skull oreodontis-First hoplo saber cat ever (2nd ever to Dinctis ) Species description: The long –legged Nimravid saber-tooth cat (one of largerone)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: LOWER BRULE Timeframe : 40-34MYA Item location: Shannon County , SD Item rating and description:1-10 10 on Rarity This is the 2nd sabertooth cat ever in the entire world as its a very early Hoplophoneous sabertooth. Sabertooths originalted here in USA and this was second only to Dinictis . Gorgeous 7 ½ ” Rarer Hoplophoneus- Early Cat Skull in Excellent Shape . Some people say this was combined into priveavus species but as a White River expert with others ts divided to another species it’s an amazing find This is actually not primaveus, and is a really rare oreodontis species that has top quality at approx 80% . The teeth are great on premolars but incisors and sabers are casts This is such a rare species I’ve only had one in 20 years before this. For a true collector this is a must skull . It was the early hoplo -the first ever in fact .This is an old cat and primeavus would be bigger . It was found in very early rock which lower Brule is. Repair on  cheeks , backs of both lowers and a few small spots own upper but top quality for such a rare skull . Even with sabers these never come around. All parts are one saber cat. My last one sold for a lot over 14,000 and this is better . Cat of USA are so hard to find anymore. Its almost impossible . If you read some articles many scientists have combined this into primeavus but the institute says this is definitely a different very rare species as they have only had a few of these in over 40 years , and its guaranteed a new rare species oreodontis so its –just too valuable .This wont be around again .This would go for $18.000 -20,000 if not for sabers so its a great chance to get a great skull fore the money Price : Hold David R 

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Beautiful Gorgeous Exceptional 7.5” Dincitis Sabertooth Cat Skull w Complete Saber & Part of Other

Beautiful Gorgeous Exceptional 7.5” Dinictis Saber-tooth Cat Skull with 1 Complete Saber& Tip of other Species: Dinictis Felina Saber- Cat Skull Species description: The long –legged dinictis with razor –sharp sabers was the smallest and the earliest saber-tooth cat that roamed North America beginning in the Eocene Period 45 MYA -23 MYA . They stood at least 2 ft tall with cheetah-like habits and diet, and were solitary predators 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. Most skulls were about 7.5 inches long. Geological strata: White River Formation Geological period: 40-35 MYA Item location: Shannon County, S Dakota Item rating and description: 1-10 9.5 This skull is so beautiful , and highly original . Its an early Dincitis which you can tell due to size of 7.5 inches and also location that I know well. The sabers are about 2” long which is normal above many this era. One saber is all there but the other has ½ inch of the tip real with the rest restored. I’d estimate 80-85% original, which for an Oligocene cat amazing . The skull is mighty fine also with approx. 85% original with resto on some of saggital crest plus backs of lowers. The teeth on upper are all real including the incisors and canine incisors . Again the teeth are highly original and hardly any repair on upper except part of one saber . On bottom the smaller incisors and 1 molar & 1 premolar are restored . This cat is great. Restored minimal areas including saggital crest, few spots on top , ½ of one zygo , and one back of lower . For those who do not know that is so minimal . It was expertly prepped and rest of skull is totally original. I’ve had only had a few better than this one and expect this to sell fast. I sell 6-8 per year last 10 years. While some cats only occasionally show up, this is still quite good . Few people have these to sell as I do . You just won’t find them so those still expecting perfection will wait years and years and never get one. This cat has most everything- beautiful color, most original teeth, great sabers, excellent originality of skull and it’s open mouth mounted. What is the most amazing on this cat it was no distortions. The shape is perfect. This occurs only 1 out of 20 cats so this is great . On all sides it works to display on nice display mount also. It is really something. I looked at this so long as I could not find much resto. They just don’t come like this cat, so for you people who want a lot here it is. I had to have it and you will feel the same after looking at the pics .This worth so much more so no discounts. This is from a low formation which makes it one of first saber cats ever. 90% ones go for over 12,000 now . Price $9999 firm Shipping 2 packages overnite $235
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