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MASSIVE Bison priscus
skull from the Rhine River in Germany. Pleistocene. The only
literature I could find on Bison priscus horn span indicated they could
reach 47 inches across. Granted that is highly unscientific, it still made
me proud to own this beast, which is over 46" in span. There is no
restoration, other than where the right horn was reattached about two-thirds of
the way out to the tip. Bone quality is stunning. It is a very heavy
skull. $3000 plus crating/shipping.
Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) jaw from Siberia, Russia.
Pleistocene. This isn't like north sea junk or the typical Siberian
Mammoth jaw. This jaw is heavy. Rock solid. No restoration,
but a bit of crack fill. Quite a great specimen considering its color and
solidity. Just look at those teeth! And the pathology on the very
front...who knows? Maybe an injury. Or a tumor. Oh, the untold
stories! This jaw is far nicer than the average Mammoth jaw.
(Mammut americanum) molars. Florida. Pleistocene. Ill
let the photos do the talking on this one. There is a small area of expert
restoration about the size of a quarter on one of the cusps.
Eremotherium sp. giant sloth claw from south Florida shell pits.
Pleistocene. The finest, most detailed claw I could find, and the only one
that had the sheath (aside from a $7k claw I could not afford, which very well
may have been from the same individual). There is maybe 10-15% expert
restoration on this specimen (upper/left/front portion of the sheath).
(American lion) skull cast. Panthera atrox was one of the largest
cats to live. It would have dwarfed the extant African lion. La Brea
tar pits, California. Pleistocene. $400
This is one of only a few casts on the website. Unless noted
otherwise, all specimens on this website are NOT casts.
Pig teeth from
Florida. How many pig teeth have you seen with these amazing colors?
All photos are in order, so please be very sure of which tooth you are
ordering. Returns will not be accepted for improperly ordered teeth.
$16 each. A and B have been sold
Here we have a stunning
display piece, Hyracodon nebraskensis, also known as a "running
rhinoceros". This particular specimen was found on the famed Arner Ranch
(back when it was still the Arner Ranch) by Frank Garcia. The rear portion
of the jaw on this specimen is removable for better display of the upper
teeth. A great value at ony $1500.