Smilodon Fossil Finds

Many great specimens have been found in the La Brea tar pits of Los Angeles, where Smilodon is the second most abundant vertebrate found. Other fossils have been found in Pliocene to early Pleistocene rocks from both North and South America as well as other Northern continents. In 1999 a new type of Sabre-toothed cat was discovered in Florida. The name given to this new cat is Xenosmilus.

Skeleton of a sabre-toothed cat.

Sabre-toothed cat skull with jaw wide open.