Smilodon fatalis, Pleistocene, 1.6 m.b.p - 10,000 b.p. North & South America. Just a pencil study I did in the pub last night. Liked her so much I decided to scan her in and clean her up a bit. She's a bit on the leonine side for a machairodont, but that's probably down to my lack of available reference material (precious few fossil specimens to be had in the 'White Hart'!) and my undeniable love of big cats. Ho-hum! Copyright A V S Turner 2012.