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Smilodon Lund 1841 (saber-toothed cat)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Felidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41079

Synonyms: Smilodontidion Kraglievich 1948 (no. 41080), Smilodontopsis Brown 1908 (no. 51620), Trucifelis Leidy 1869 (no. 52530)

Parent taxon: Smilodontini according to B. KurtÚn and L. Werdelin 1990

Sister taxa: Megantereon, Paramachaerodus

Subtaxa: Smilodon crucians, Smilodon fatalis, Smilodon gracilis, Smilodon populator, Smilodon riggii

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore