Macharodus Saber
Lot 1046
Machairodus Saber
Sold for US$ 2,440 inc. premium
Auction Details
Natural History Los Angeles
12 Dec 2010 10:00 PST

Auction 18406
Lot Details
Machairodus Saber
Machairodus giganteus
Late Miocene
Central Asia

Machairodus giganteus was the largest saber-toothed cat to have ever lived. Machairodus, Greek for "knife tooth," displayed serrated edges on its canine teeth that were worn down in the first few years of life. These pack hunters roamed through Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, with the best preserved skulls having been found in Asia. This particular specimen, found in the late 1990's, is an exceptional example. It is a nearly perfect specimen with pristine, sharp serrations still visible on its cutting edges. A sturdy and superb specimen of the highest quality, it is a marvelous display piece.
Measures 4.15 x 1.44 x .56in
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