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Smilodon populator

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(06-28-2021, 02:50 AM)tigerluver Wrote: Mendez-Alzola reported this table on S. populator skulls:

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The 10-1 skull is huge, at 408.4 mm. That's larger than the recent 2020 skull. However, I cannot seem to find this larger skull referenced in the 2020 paper or their appendix. Any thoughts?
Hi tigerluver, could that 408.4 mm skull have been a 450 kg specimen, and also do you know of any websites where i can find the fossils of the largest specimens ever found of populator
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(09-22-2021, 02:05 AM)jrocks Wrote:
(06-28-2021, 02:50 AM)tigerluver Wrote: Mendez-Alzola reported this table on S. populator skulls:

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The 10-1 skull is huge, at 408.4 mm. That's larger than the recent 2020 skull. However, I cannot seem to find this larger skull referenced in the 2020 paper or their appendix. Any thoughts?
Hi tigerluver, could that 408.4 mm skull have been a 450 kg specimen, and also do you know of any websites where i can find the fossils of the largest specimens ever found of populator

Hi there! Very much possible that specimen achieved that weight in my opinion, yes.

There is unfortunately no single site. That skull is the largest I have read of and the largest humerus I have read of is 405 mm long (Kurten and Werdelin 1990), which likely represents another of the largest S. populator.
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(09-22-2021, 07:34 AM)tigerluver Wrote:
(09-22-2021, 02:05 AM)jrocks Wrote:
(06-28-2021, 02:50 AM)tigerluver Wrote: Mendez-Alzola reported this table on S. populator skulls:

*This image is copyright of its original author



The 10-1 skull is huge, at 408.4 mm. That's larger than the recent 2020 skull. However, I cannot seem to find this larger skull referenced in the 2020 paper or their appendix. Any thoughts?
Hi tigerluver, could that 408.4 mm skull have been a 450 kg specimen, and also do you know of any websites where i can find the fossils of the largest specimens ever found of populator

Hi there! Very much possible that specimen achieved that weight in my opinion, yes.

There is unfortunately no single site. That skull is the largest I have read of and the largest humerus I have read of is 405 mm long (Kurten and Werdelin 1990), which likely represents another of the largest S. populator.

oh ok, thanks
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also there was some guy who posted on the smilodon carnivora page of a 517 kg populator specimen, he also said that there was a specimen estimated by peter lund to be more than 500 kg that was found in Lagoa Santa, MG, Brazil, but unfortunately the one that was estimated to be 500 kg found by lund was destroyed in a huge fire in the National Museum of Rio Dejanero in 2018. Do you guys think that 517 kg specimen is a bit of an overestimation, I personally kinda think it maybe is because of its humerus being 372 mm in length which is shorter than the longest populator humeri found so far but, im not an expert so i cant really say that, and also does anyone know of any pictures of that 500 kg specimen found by peter lund, if no one can find any pics of it then its fine i was just curious abt it
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