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SC-018T Group Product Info


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Sabertooth Cat, Smilodon Skull Tarpit Finish
BC-018T $342.00

(Stand sold separately)

One of the finest specimens of a Smilodon fatalis (saber-toothed cat) from the world famous La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. The complete skeleton is also available, SC-018T-A. The La Brea Tar Pits is home to the most extensive collection of Pleistocene fauna in the world, with over 3.5 million specimens curated. Approximately 90% of the fossils excavated from the Tar Pits are carnivores, with the saber-toothed cat being the second most common occurring carnivore and named the California State Fossil. With canines measuring up to 11 inches in length from root to crown, this ferocious animal fed on bison, horse, camel and small pronghorn. Studies suggest the saber-toothed cat probably lived in packs, evidenced by bones with extensive healing, indicating survival after a crippling injury. This indicates the individual was cared for or at least allowed to feed with the rest of the pack. This saber-toothed cat is also available in an Antique Finish, see BC-018A. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). 

Click Here for an explanation of the differences between our BC-018 and BC-067 Sabertooth Cat Skulls.

Licensed to Bone Clones® by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, a portion of the sales goes to further their work.

A custom metal display stand is available separately below.

Jaw available individually as well, please inquire.

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Smilodon fatalis (californicus) BC-018T 13 ¾" L x 8 ¼" W x 6 ¼" H   35.2L x 20.8W X 16.2H (cm) $342.00

Special handling fees for international shipments may be applied to this order. We will contact you with the amount prior to shipping.


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-018T 5" Wide, 8" Long $65.00
TOTAL 342.00