Winning Bid: $25,000
Huge Fossilized Dinocrocuta Skull, Bone Crushing Hyena:
Central Asia, Eastern Kazakhstan, Miocene Period, ca. 10 Million years ago. A rare fossilized skull from Dinocrocuta, a prehistoric animal with massive jaws and teeth so powerful, it could crush bones. The bone has fossilized with a white and beige hue and the teeth are well preserved with the large canines fully displayed. These animals were carnivores that were distant relatives of modern-day hyenas, but much larger and likely capable of taking down prey such as rhinos. This is a remarkable specimen from a mighty prehistoric predator. Size: 18″ L x 9″ W (45.7 cm x 22.9 cm); 15″ H (38.1 cm) on included custom stand.
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Provenance: private Rome, Georgia, USA collection