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Machairodus kabir Peigne et al. 2005 (cat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 272315

Full reference: S. Peigne, L. de Bonis, ALikius, H. T. Mackaye, P., Vignaud, and M. Brunet. 2005. A new machairodontine (Carnivora, Felidae) from the Late Miocene hominid locality of TM 266, Toros-Menalla, Chad. Comptes Rendus Palevol 4:243-253

Belongs to Machairodus according to S. Peigne et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Machairodus catocopis, Machairodus giganteus, Machairodus irtyschensis, Machairodus ischimicus, Machairodus kurteni, Machairodus latidens, Machairodus necator, Machairodus schlosseri

Type specimen: TM-266-02-102, a maxilla. Its type locality is Toros-Menalla (TM 266), which is in a Messinian lacustrine sandstone in Chad.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore