Fossil Skull Replicas
This section features three incredibly realistic fossil mammal skull replicas: Smilodon (saber tooth cat), dire wolf and American lion. These powerful predators were prominent North American species that went extinct relatively recently (in geological time). These three were among the 600 fossil species uncovered thus far from the fossil rich La Brea Tar Pits (located in Los Angeles, California). Paleontologists are still at collecting data from this area, regularly discovering new species.