This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Artwork of a sabre-toothed cat (Smilodon sp.)

Artwork of a sabre-toothed cat (Smilodon sp.)

E445/0112

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

JOE TUCCIARONE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOE TUCCIARONE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Sabre-toothed cat. Artwork of a sabre-toothed cat (Smilodon sp.). This powerful carnivore was close to the size of a large modern tiger, and lived in North and South America during the Upper Pleistocene (about one million years ago). The upper canine teeth of this cat were vast in size, sharp, and shaped like backward-curving daggers. Its skeleton was robust, and it had retractable claws. It was capable of hunting down even the large elephant-like animals of the Pleistocene. When these animals died out, the sabre- toothed cats died out as well, no longer able to sustain themselves without their large prey.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}