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Dire Wolf Skull Tarpit Finish
BC-020T $293.00

Thriving during the Pleistocene, the dire wolf is not a direct ancestor of any of today's known species of canine. They co-existed in North America with gray wolves for about 100,000 years. Dire wolves had short, thick legs, a larger, broader skull and more massive teeth than the modern wolves. Their brain case is also notably smaller than their remaining canine cousins. Remains of over 3,600 individuals have been recovered from the La Brea Tar Pits - more than any other species of mammal. Licensed to Bone Clones® by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, a portion of the sales goes to further their work.

A study conducted in 2020 and published in the journal Nature, examined ancient DNA samples from dire wolves (Canis dirus) and reveals a much more distant relation to modern grey wolves (Canis lupus) than previously thought. While similar in body shape and dental morphology, the study reveals the two species were unable to interbreed with one another and suggests dire wolves represent a branch that split from other canids about 6 million years ago. This means that dire wolves will get a new scientific name, Aenocyon dirus, meaning terrible wolf.

2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

A custom metal display stand is available below.

Jaw available individually as well, please inquire.

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Aenocyon dirus BC-020T 12 ½" L x 6 ½" W x 6 ½" H   31.4L x 16.3W x 16.4H (cm) $293.00

Shown here is a typical stand having a metal base and rod with a resin cradle, coated with thin rubber to prevent scratching and damage to paint on skull. Please note that the cradle is custom-made for each different specimen. Color and shape may vary from the sample shown.

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Display Stand S-BC-020T 5" Wide, 8" Long $65.00

Durable and economical corrugated plastic storage and carrying case for natural bone and replica human, great ape, and hominid skulls. This case is both attractive and lightweight. It includes a tab insert closure. This case ships flat and is easy to assemble.

Special handling fees may apply to this order. We will contact you with the amount prior to shipping.

Catalogue # Size Price
S-81 ID: 10 ½" L x 7 ½" W x 8 ½" D $36.00

The Premium Carrying Case for Human Skull is a durable storage and carrying case for human and fossil hominid skulls, as well as small, disarticulated bones and many other animal skulls. This case is both attractive and resilient. It is constructed of sturdy plywood, lined with foam, and covered with tough vinyl. Chrome hardware on each corner provides first-rate reinforcement and metal buckle clasps and lock assures closure and security.

(Skull Sold Separately)

Catalogue # Size Price
S-91 ID: 9 ½" L x 8" W x 6 ½" D; OD: 11" L x 9 ¾" W x 8" D $126.00

Bone Clones® bag for skulls and skeletal parts, useful for carrying and storing any number of Bone Clones® products. Its roomy 12" x 18" size makes it suitable for most human, hominid, and primate skulls, as well as many other medium-sized Bone Clones®. You can even use it for transporting your natural bone skulls. The soft grey flannel offers gentle protection and the sturdy braided cord provides a secure closure. If you're unsure whether a certain product will fit, feel free to contact us to check.

Catalogue # Size Price
BA-100 12" W x 18" L $14.00
TOTAL 293.00