Sabre-Tooth Cat (Smilodon californicus) Sometimes wrongly called a Sabre-Toothed Tiger. The nickname refers to the extreme length of their maxillary canines. Smilodon became extinct at the end of the Pleistocene around 10,000 BC.
The majority of Smilodon fossils can be found in one locality: The La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of urban Los Angeles. This rich fossil bed was at one time a pool of thick tar, or asphalt, covered by water to form a small lake. Smilodon is the California state fossil, and the second most abundant fossil found in the Tar Pits behind Dire Wolves.
This free download contains six photos of the same skeleton from different angles. This skeleton was excavated from the La Brea Tarpits and is on display at the Page Museum adjacecent to the pits.
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