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Miracinonyx inexpectatus Cope 1895 (American cheetah)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Felidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48771

Alternative combinations: Crocuta inexpectata, Felis inexpectata, Uncia inexpectata

Synonyms: Felis longicrus Brown 1908 (no. 46522), Smilodontopsis mooreheadi Hay 1921 (no. 51624)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1895. The fossil Vertebrata from the fissure at Port Kennedy, Pa. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 47:447-450

Belongs to Miracinonyx according to B. Van Valkenburgh et al. 1990

Sister taxon: Miracinonyx studeri

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P3 17.9 x 8.6, P4 26.5 x 12.2, m1 20.0 x 9.2, C 14.6 x 11.8