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Smilodon Lund 1841 (saber-toothed cat)

Amniota - Therapsida - Felidae

Synonyms: Smilodontidion Kraglievich 1948, Smilodontopsis Brown 1908, Trucifelis Leidy 1869

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

Sister taxa: Megantereon, Paramachaerodus

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

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore