Dire Wolf Jaw Fossil
Fossil Jaw for Sale
Common Name: Dire Wolf Jaw
Genus/Species: Canis dirus
Age: 150,000 - 11,000 Years old
Period: Late Pleistocene
Location: Gilchrist County, Florida, USA
This is a Rare Dire Wolf Jaw Fossil. Extremely uncommon to find a jaw of a prehistoric Dire Wolf with most of the teeth these days. This is a near complete lower left jaw with all but a few of the premolars absent. All teeth are original and the canine has been reinserted and stabilized. The jaw has been repaired in a few places; between the canine and premolar, also the top 1.5" of the condyle. The patina has natural erosion on the jaw bone and is absolutely solid. The teeth have a beautiful light caramel brown color and are stunning. Wonderful ancient pack hunting carnivore. Actual Specimen Pictured & Guaranteed Authentic as described.
The Dire Wolf is an extinct member of the Canis Family genus. In fact, it may have been the largest member of that family to have ever lived. It was similar to modern Timber Wolves, but larger and more robust.
These Prehistoric Wolves hunted in Wolf packs of 3 to as many as 20 individuals, and were both hunters and scavengers.
More than 3600 individuals have been excavated from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California. It was the most common carnivorous found there.
The legs of this "Big bad" wolf were significantly shorter than a Gray Wolf and the teeth were more massive. They may have been used to crush bones.
The “Type Specimen” (a fossil jawbone) of Canis dirus was discovered in 1854, by Francis A. Linck, near Evansville, Indiana.
Canis dirus is a extinct mammal that is well represented in Florida’s Fossil Record.
Size: 8.3" L x 3.67" W x .71" Thickness
Price: out of stock
Item #: DW012
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