Hoplophoneus primaevus Skull – Solid Color Replica ( BHI #126451 )

Hoplophoneus primaevus Skull – Solid Color Replica

(BHI #126451)

$350.00$500.00

Availability: In Stock

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Details

Hoplophoneus primaevus was one of the more successful Nimravid saber-toothed ‘cats’. Larger than DinictisHoplophoneus‘s large sabers and elongated flange on the lower jaw probably made the throat bite more effective. With their strong neck, legs and highly developed retractable claws primaevus would have been a formidable predator; though smaller than occidentalis they probably hunted for similar food. Its prey would have included oreodonts, horses, and rhinoceroses.

Our replica is molded from one of the best Hoplophoneus skulls we’ve seen. The original fossil was a very well preserved older individual. All its teeth were found (quite rare) and it was over 90% complete.

Note: some portions of the original fossil may have been scientifically restored.

Age Oligocene Epoch (About 33 MYA)
Locality Brule Formation – Scenic Member – White River Group, South Dakota
Notes Please contact us for production time and delivery.
Size ~ 7.75″ l (20 cm)

 

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Hoplophoneus primaevus Skull

Solid Color Replica, Display Replica