Homotherium Skull

Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
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published on 09 January 2018

Cast of the skull of a scimitar-toothed cat (genus Homotherium) which appeared across Africa, Eurasia and the Americas during the Pliocene (c. 5 million - c. 2,6 million years ago) and the Pleistocene (c. 2,6 million- c. 12,000 years ago) epochs, surviving into the Late Pleistocene in Eurasia and the Americas where they would have coincided with Homo sapiens and other hominins. The particular skull this cast was made from was found in Texas, USA. The cast resides at the Texas Memorial Museum and Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory of the Texas Natural Science Center at the University of Texas in Austin, although it was on loan at the Australian Museum in Sydney when this picture was taken in December 2017.



About the Author

Emma Groeneveld
Emma has studied History & Ancient History. During her Master's she focused on Herodotus as well as the juicy politics of ancient courts, but more recently she has been immersing herself in everything prehistoric. She both writes and edits for AHE.

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