Prehistoric Saber-Tooth Cat Skull Uncovered Near Williston

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The Florida Museum of Natural History uncovered a saber-tooth cat skull at their Montbrook fossil site. According to Bill Buhi, the volunteer who found the skull in December, this is the first major carnivore to be found at the site.

Jonathan Bloch, a vertebrate paleontologist at the museum, said that they know what saber-tooth cat skulls from a million years look like. However, with this skull being five million years old, it offers an opportunity to learn about the early evolution and characteristics of saber-tooth cats.

The museum has been digging at Montbrook six days a week for nearly a year and a half.

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