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Name:Smilodon

Item No:RC16019D

Product Size:20cm x 10cm x 10,8cm (l x w x h)

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RC16019D

Name:Smilodon


Meaning:Knife tooth


Pronunciation:Smahy-luh-don


Named by:Peter Wilhelm Lund


Order:Carnivora


Diet:Carnivore


Period:Pleistocene


Figure size:20cm x 10cm x 10,8cm (l x w x h)


Real size:2,6 m long 120 cm high


Weighed:220 to 400 kg


Excavated:Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais, Brazil


Features:Smilodon was around the size of modern big cats, but was more robustly built. The most visible feature are its long cabine teeth.

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RC16019D

Name:Smilodon


Meaning:Knife tooth


Pronunciation:Smahy-luh-don


Named by:Peter Wilhelm Lund


Order:Carnivora


Diet:Carnivore


Period:Pleistocene


Figure size:20cm x 10cm x 10,8cm (l x w x h)


Real size:2,6 m long 120 cm high


Weighed:220 to 400 kg


Excavated:Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais, Brazil


Features:Smilodon was around the size of modern big cats, but was more robustly built. The most visible feature are its long cabine teeth.


Did you know?

Smilodon became extinct 10,000 years ago in the Quaternary extinction event, along with most

of the Pleistocene megafauna? Its extinction has been linked to the decline and extinction of large herbivores, which were replaced by smaller and more agile ones like deer? Scientists are now debating if the teeth were covered in lips? Smilodon could reach a gape of 120 degrees? A modern lion can reach 65 degrees?



QUESTION: What did Smilodon eat?


ANSWER: Big mammals like bison antiquus, camelops, and possibly juvenile glyptodont.