Sabre Tooth Fossil Discovered in Queensland (Australia)


What an unbelievable find this was, a saber- toothed cat remains found right here in Australia. This is a first, scientists were taken aback by this find, and nobody realized these cats were even in Australia. The skull is very small, about the size of a normal sized cat, except for the huge fangs, which are half the length of its skull.

Scientists will now use acid to dissolve a huge chunk of rock which contained the skull, in the hope of finding the remains of its body.

Read the full story in the “Courier Mail”
Australian Fossil Mammal Site-Riversleigh

I find this fascinating, there is so much more to be discovered out in Riversleigh, and not a lot of people know about this place, yet there has already been a lot of fossils found there. I have never been to Riversleigh, but I think it would be a very interesting place to visit.

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4 Responses to Sabre Tooth Fossil Discovered in Queensland (Australia)

  1. bingells says:

    They’re always discovering something new, aren’t they? I think that’s great; keeps ’em on their toes.

  2. magsx2 says:

    Hi Bingells,
    My very first comment on here. It seems strange answering your comment on here instead of bigblog. Yes there is always something new to discover, this place at Riversleigh seems to have a lot to be discovered yet.

  3. What a fun first post. 🙂 And that is amazing — I always pictured those types of cats to be much larger. Hard to imagine a little “house kitty” running around with giant fangs!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi happykidshapymom,
      It is amazing, I never knew these small cats existed with sabre tooth fangs, the things we learn. 😀
      Thank You very much for commenting on this post, it was my first post here at WP. 🙂

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