Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sabre-toothed Cat specimen found

Fossil remains of a long extinct sabre-toothed cat Homotherium Crenatidens were discovered recently in North Sea, shedding more light on this group of felines. Termed as 'Scimitar Cats', the Homotherium is a genus of cats that lived from approximately five million to ten thousand years ago in parts of Africa, Eurasia and Americas. This particular specimen is said to belong to quite a large animal, weighing close to nine hundred pounds, twice the weight of a modern lion. So definitely a very interesting find - this one being only the second sabre-toothed specimen to have ever been recovered from the North Sea. More here.


Anonymous said...

wow, that's some BIG cat! What a wonderful find.
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Sandee said...

I didn't know these cats were so fragile. Very interesting.

Have a terrific day. :)

MaoMao said...

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BeadedTail said...

I was always so interested in the Sabre-toothed cat when I'd hear about it in school so I find this very interesting!

Mickey's Musings said...

It is always neat when we keep finding things from the past!!! It's nice to know we have not found all the secrets!!

PurrPrints said...

More cool info again--I'll have to share this with my friend who is a fossil nerd :)

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Lux said...

That must have been a HUGE cat. Very interesting.

Jade said...

What a find! Thanks for posting. :)

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