Post by grrraaahhh on Jun 29, 2011 19:34:41 GMT -9
If you are into fossil collection, you are probably familiar with the following GSFB cast reproduction.
Arctodus simus (Cope-1897), the Short-Faced Bear, became extinct approximately 11,000 years ago. This individual died approximately 28,000 years ago and was found in Alaska. This specimen was approximately five feet at the hip and stood about 12 feet tall.
In this undated photo, Dr. Blaine Schubert shows the casts of teeth from the short-faced bears found at the Gray Fossil Site in Gray, Tenn. Excavators uncovered one relatively complete short-faced bear skull with teeth and an upper jaw and teeth of another short-faced bear within weeks of each other in October, which is the end of the digging season. (AP Photo/The Johnson City Press, Ron Campbell www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2011/12/short-faced_bear_fossils_found.html