From the look of the fossilized skull, you'd think this was a Smilodon, a sabertooth tiger. But no, this is Thylacosmilus, not a cat at all, but an ancient form of today's marsupials. Note the strange lower jaw that runs the length of the saber teeth. Read more about Thylacosmilus at TYWKIWDBI. Link

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Tasmanian Tiger ( ) - now extinct subject of current film "The Hunter" - in case anyone is interested in modern descendants of this critter.
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