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Smilodon fatalis Leidy 1868 (saber-toothed cat)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Felidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51613

Alternative combinations: Felis fatalis, Machaerodus fatalis, Trucifelis fatalis

Synonyms: Machaerodus floridanus Leidy 1889 (no. 47830), Smilodon californicus Bovard 1907 (no. 51612), Smilodon floridanus Leidy 1889 (no. 51614), Smilodon nebraskensis Matthew 1918 (no. 51617), Smilodon trinitiensis Slaughter 1960 (no. 51619), Smilodontopsis conardi Brown 1908 (no. 51621), Smilodontopsis troglodytes Brown 1908 (no. 51625)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1868. Notice of Some Vertebrate Remains from Harden County, Texas. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 20:174-176

Belongs to Smilodon according to B. KurtÚn and L. Werdelin 1990

Sister taxa: Smilodon crucians, Smilodon gracilis, Smilodon populator, Smilodon riggii

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 27.8 x 13.2