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Smilodon populator Lund 1842 (saber-toothed cat)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Felidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51618

Synonym: Smilodon neogaeus Lund 1879 (taxon 264380)

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

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

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 28.6 x 14.3, Astragali 54.0 x 54.0, Atlas 3.30 x 7.87, Distal Femur 72.0 x 83.0, Distal Radius 50.0 x 75.0, Femur 382.0 x 111.0, Femur head length 48.0, Femur shaft width 34.0, Radius length 270.0, Radius shaft width 28.4, Right mandible, M1 length 2.85