Facts about Smilodon, an extinct prehistoric animal

Dinosaur Jungle



Dinosaur Books



Dinosaur Clothing



Dinosaur Crosswords



Dinosaur Facts
   Amazing Dinosaurs
   Classification
      Ornithischia
         Ankylosaurs
         Ceratopsians
         Marginocephalia
         Ornithopods
         Pachycephalosaurs
         Stegosaurs
      Saurischia
         Prosauropods
         Sauropods
         Theropods
   Definition
   Diet
   Eggs
   Extinction
   Family Tree
   Fossils
         Footprints
   Life Span
   Living Dinosaurs?
   Myths
   Timeline
      Triassic Period
      Jurassic Period
      Cretaceous Period
   World
      African Dinosaurs
      Antarctic Dinosaurs
      Asian Dinosaurs
      Australian Dinosaurs
      European Dinosaurs
      Indian Dinosaurs
      N. American Dinosaurs
      S. American Dinosaurs



Dinosaur Fun



Dinosaur Games



Dinosaur Jokes



Dinosaur Museums
   Australia Dinosaur Museums
   Canada Dinosaur Museums
   UK Dinosaur Museums
   USA Dinosaur Museums



Dinosaur Names



Dinosaur Pictures



Dinosaur Scientists
   Charles Darwin
   Mary Anning
   Sir Richard Owen
   More Dinosaur Scientists



Dinosaur Software



Dinosaur Types
   Allosaurus
   Ankylosaurus
   Apatosaurus
   Baryonyx
   Brachiosaurus
   Centrosaurus
   Ceratosaurus
   Coelophysis
   Deinonychus
   Dilophosaurus
   Diplodocus
   Euoplocephalus
   Iguanodon
   Kentrosaurus
   Lambeosaurus
   Maiasaura
   Megalosaurus
   Microraptor
   Monoclonius
   Pachycephalosaurus
   Parasaurolophus
   Pentaceratops
   Protoceratops
   Saltopus
   Saurolophus
   Seismosaurus
   Spinosaurus
   Stegosaurus
   Styracosaurus
   Supersaurus
   Triceratops
   Tyrannosaurus Rex
   Velociraptor
   More Dinosaur Types



Dinosaur Toys



Dinosaur Video Games



Dinosaur Videos



Dinosaur Word Search



Other Prehistoric Animals
   Aetosaurs
   Ambulocetus
   Ammonites
   Andrewsarchus
   Archaeopteryx
   Basilosaurus
   Belemnites
   Brontotheres
   Chalicotheres
   Champsosaurs
   Coelacanth
   Cynodonts
   Dicynodonts
   Dimetrodon
   Gastornis
   Glyptodonts
   Gorgonopsians
   Hesperornis
   Hyracotherium
   Ichthyosaurs
   Mammal-like Reptiles
   Mammoths
   Mastodons
   Megaloceros
   Megalodon
   Meganeura Monyi
   Megatherium
   Mosasaurs
   Moschops
   Pakicetus
   Paraceratherium
   Phorusrhacids
   Placoderms
   Plesiosaurs
   Pliosaurs
   Pterosaurs
   Sea Scorpions
   Smilodon
   Spiny Sharks
   Tiktaalik
   Titanoboa
   Trilobites
   More Prehistoric Animals


Ads



Dinosaur Links
   Dinosaur Coloring
   Dinosaur Hangman
   Dinosaurs News
   Dinosaurs Parks

Education - Math Downloads
   Fun With Figures
   Making Math More Fun
   Math Bingo
   Math Riddle Book
   Download Math eBooks

Education - Reading Downloads
   Child Learning Reading
   Dolch Sight Words
   Phonics Bingo
   Robot Reading Games
   Sight Word Bingo

Education - Science Downloads
   24 Hour Science Projects
   Super Science Fair Projects
   Download Science eBooks


 
   
Dinosaur Jungle   >   Other Prehistoric Animals   >   Smilodon

Smilodon



Smilodon californicus
Click here for more Smilodon Pictures

Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Mammalia
  Order Carnivora
  Family Felidae
  Subfamily Machairodontinae
  Genus Smilodon
Smilodon (sometimes popularly known as the "saber-toothed cat" or "saber-toothed tiger") was a predator that lived in North and South America from the late Pliocene epoch to the late Pleistocene epoch, between about 2.5 million years ago and 10,000 years ago. Despite being sometimes called a "saber-toothed tiger", it should be noted that Smilodon was not closely related to tigers.

Although about the size of a large lion or tiger, Smilodon was much more heavily built, with a build more like that of a bear. The heaviest animals probably almost 900 pounds (400 kilograms).

The most immediately noticeable feature of Smilodon is of course its massively long canine teeth. In some species these were upto 7 inches (17 centimeters) long. It is thought that Smilodon probably wrestled its prey to the ground and then used its canines for delivering a killing bite to the trachea or jugular vein of the prey. This style of hunting would have been well-suited for hunting large prey, but Smilodon would have struggled to hunt smaller animals when the environment changed (a fact that may have contributed to its extinction).

Smilodon skeletion:
Smilodon skeletion

Smilodon Timeline:



Smilodon was a saber-toothed predator that lived between 2.5 million and 10,000 years ago

Smilodon was a saber-toothed predator that lived between 2.5 million and 10,000 years ago


Related Information & Resources


See Also

Smilodon Books


Here are some books from Amazon.com:

Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Smilodon
By Alan Nayes

Released: 2011-10-07
Kindle Edition (0 pages)

Smilodon
 
Product Description:
Jason Bristol, ex-prize fighter and expert animal tracker, and part-time drunk, teams up with beautiful wildlife biologist Norah Phelps as they pursue a man-eating predator that threatens to derail her father’s prize real estate development project in north central Idaho.

Against the majestic pristine backdrop of Idaho’s Bitterroot Wilderness Area, the adventure unfolds. Jason, with Norah’s assistance, soon discovers the ghosts of his past are nothing compared to the battle he’s undertaken.

Smilodon. A saber-toothed cat. He’s angry, he’s frightened, he’s hungry, and he’s 12,000 years from home!

SMILODON 75,000 words or about 300 pages

Alan Nayes is the author of the spellbinding sci-fi apocalyptic series, The Resurrection Trilogy (GARGOYLES, PLAGUE, RESURRECTION), and the giant cat thriller, SMILODON. His most recent release is ABOMINABLE. For a complete list of all his books, please visit anayes.com.
Smilodon: The Iconic Sabertooth
Johns Hopkins University Press
Released: 2018-06-24
Hardcover (224 pages)

Smilodon: The Iconic Sabertooth
List Price: $110.00*
Lowest New Price: $78.35*
Lowest Used Price: $68.45*
Usually ships in 4-5 business days*
*(As of 09:34 Pacific 25 Jan 2020 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:

The consummate guide to the ultimate sabertooth.

Few animals spark the imagination as much as the sabertooth cat Smilodon. With their incredibly long canines, which hung like fangs past their jaws, these ferocious predators were first encountered by humans when our species entered the Americas. We can only imagine what ice age humans felt when they were confronted by a wild cat larger than a Siberian tiger.

Because Smilodon skeletons are perennial favorites with museum visitors, researchers have devoted themselves to learning as much as possible about the lives of these massive cats. This volume, edited by celebrated academics, brings together a team of experts to provide a comprehensive and contemporary view of all that is known about Smilodon. The result is a detailed scientific work that will be invaluable to paleontologists, mammalogists, and serious amateur sabertooth devotees.

The book
• covers all major aspects of the animal's natural history, evolution, phylogenetic relationships, anatomy, biomechanics, and ecology
• traces all three Smilodon species across both North and South America
• brings together original, unpublished research with historical accounts of Smilodon's discovery in nineteenth-century Brazil

The definitive reference on these iconic Pleistocene mammals, Smilodon will be cited by researchers for decades to come.

Contributors: John P. Babiarz, Wendy J. Binder, Charles S. Churcher, Larisa R. G. DeSantis, Robert S. Feranec, Therese Flink, James L. Knight, Margaret E. Lewis, Larry D. Martin, H. Gregory McDonald, Julie A. Meachen, William C. H. Parr, Ashley R. Reynolds. Kevin L. Seymour, Christopher A. Shaw, C. S. Ware, Lars Werdelin, H. Todd Wheeler, Stephen Wroe, M. Aleksander Wysocki

Sabre-Tooth Tiger (Smithsonian Prehistoric Zone)
By Gerry Bailey

Crabtree Pub Co
Paperback (32 pages)

Sabre-Tooth Tiger (Smithsonian Prehistoric Zone)
List Price: $8.95*
Lowest New Price: $8.30*
Lowest Used Price: $6.26*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 09:34 Pacific 25 Jan 2020 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Realistic illustrations highlight this story about a day in the life of the powerfully built sabre-tooth tiger. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, information sections give all the vital statistics about the sabre-tooth tiger.
Smilodon (Sabre-toothed Cat Trilogy Book 1)
By James Paddock

Desert Bookshelf Publishing
Released: 2011-07-13
Kindle Edition (427 pages)

Smilodon (Sabre-toothed Cat Trilogy Book 1)
 
Product Description:
Book 1 of the Smilodon trilogy. Imagine recreating the saber-toothed cat for fun? The possibility sounds exciting, but the reality could be nightmarish. In James Paddock’s new novel, Smilodon, the main character is drawn into in a world where man becomes the hunted. It is fast-paced fiction where cats change the rules and people run for their lives.

Tigers in the wild and a lucrative fee lure freelance writer Zechariah Price into the frozen mountains of Montana. The assignment drops him into a world of Bengal tigers, illegal aliens, prehistoric saber-toothed cats, and psychic premonitions. As the possibility of death by man and animal surrounds him, he quickly learns that he too is destined to become food for the cats. Trapped between man and beast, his assignment turns into that of survival.

Smilodon intertwines the exciting possibility and nightmarish reality of cloning in an age in which advanced genetic engineering is rapidly evolving. “Consider the very real possibility of cloning your recently deceased pet,” says the author. “We are on the brink of just such a thing. If after your pet, what about your child, or an entire genetically engineered perfect society?” Smilodon will send one back to thinking, “What if?”
Was the Saber-Toothed-Tiger, Smilodon, Paleontologists most laughable mistake? // Was the 4 tusked Gomphothere the 2nd joke? Paleontology series, book 1
By Archimedes Plutonium

Released: 2019-03-30
Kindle Edition (28 pages)

Was the Saber-Toothed-Tiger, Smilodon, Paleontologists most laughable mistake? // Was the 4 tusked Gomphothere the 2nd joke? Paleontology series, book 1
 
Product Description:
Ever since I was a teenager in High School, I was troubled with the saber-toothed tiger-- how evolution could have built such an animal. But I was not logical in mind as a teenager, and had to wait until now to let my logical mind survey that perplexing question. To an extraordinary claim in science-- huge teeth that an animal cannot cope with, requires extra-special evidence and proofs of science. How can evolution theory (even though it is a rule or algorithm) (see my Superdeterminism replaces Darwin Evolution book), how can evolution produce an animal with teeth that "get in the way of everything" as the animal goes through life. So, I am asking the science community to completely re-examine the fossil evidence of Smilodon. I do not have that evidence available, but the entire Paleontology community can make the evidence available. For what I suspect is that the tiger never had saber-teeth and that those teeth found in digs or tar pits, were the teeth of Entelodonts or some ungulate horn or walrus type animal teeth. In other words, I question the claim there ever existed a cat with huge canine teeth.

Cover Picture: My photo of what spurred me onto this small book was a few days ago seeing the cover of Science News showing a Saber-Toothed Tiger. And how utterly ridiculous for a tiger to have those teeth. And just as ridiculous that grown scientists believe such nonsense without questioning it. And alongside the photo of Science News cover page is a later followup with more information.
Notebook: A Depiction Of The Smilodon Populator Known To Most As , Journal for Writing, College Ruled Size 6" x 9", 110 Pages
By Depictionuc Notebook

Independently published
Paperback (110 pages)

Notebook: A Depiction Of The Smilodon Populator Known To Most As , Journal for Writing, College Ruled Size 6" x 9", 110 Pages
List Price: $9.95*
Lowest New Price: $9.95*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 09:34 Pacific 25 Jan 2020 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). A Depiction Of The Smilodon Populator Known To Most As. 15764843984
Sunchaser (Smilodon Pride) (Volume 2)
By Beryll Brackhaus

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (208 pages)

Sunchaser (Smilodon Pride) (Volume 2)
List Price: $15.99*
Lowest New Price: $15.42*
Lowest Used Price: $15.36*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 09:34 Pacific 25 Jan 2020 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Ain't nothing wrong with playing human – it's the other humans that ruin the fun. After too many weeks as a New Mexico farm hand, werecat Roan desperately needs to get out of town or he'll start eating idiots instead of ignoring them. But he discovers an abused werewolf in the pen of a travelling circus, and even though he can't stand the „dogs“, he decides to rescue his fellow werecreature. He is unaware that Betsy, the idealistic daughter of the local Sheriff, plans to do exactly the same. Together, they manage to fuck up a perfectly good rescue operation and Roan catches a chest full of lead. Which isn't enough to kill a werecat, but now Roan is on the run to Mexico with overeager Betsy and their crippled werewolf charge in tow. They will have to overcome their prejudices and grow into a family if they are to outrun the police, angry parents, jealous fiancees and vengeful circus fey hot on their heels. *** Sunchaser is a non-romantic road-movie about a werecat drifter, a wide-eyed human girl and a defective werewolf learning that sometimes, family really is the ones you didn’t pick. Tags: Urban Fantasy - Adventure - Non Romance - Shifters - Roadmovie - Family - Friendship - USA - New Mexico - Mexico
Tophero: Son of Smilodon - Jungle Lord of the New Millennium
By W.W. Ni

Top Hero, Inc.
Hardcover (408 pages)

Tophero: Son of Smilodon - Jungle Lord of the New Millennium
List Price: $29.99*
Lowest New Price: $17.18*
Lowest Used Price: $24.00*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 09:34 Pacific 25 Jan 2020 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
A Grand Interplanetary Epic by W.W. Ni...-Featured in Playboy.
Award-Winning Finalist in Fiction & Literature--National Best Books 2007 Awards.
Explore the hidden civilization that eluded NASA for decades! Visit Planet X for yourself this summer. Tophero (to -fer-o) is an action-packed science fiction adventure that is a twenty-first century amalgam of Conan/Tarzan, Jurassic Park, and King Solomon s Mines. The first volume of a trilogy with battles galore, the space opera introduces Tophero, a magnetic hero who reigns supreme on the 3-G prehistoric planet Opalon, where action is poetic and justice is swift... The 408-page hardcover includes 88 spectacular illustrations. With popularity of classic superheroes rising, Tophero is poised to appeal globally to sci-fi and fantasy readers of all ages, as well as a broad general audience who enjoy mystery and romantic adventures. A classic storyline with a futuristic twist... Tophero opens with a young boy being raised by smilodons fierce sabertooth cats on a planet where oversized carnivores and dinosaurs stalk the jungles. The child discovers a computer inside a remote cave and is able to teach himself English. Gradually, he internalizes the moral lessons to be found in the greatest literature and poetry of the planet Earth. He masters military strategy and trains himself in the martial arts. Upon realizing that he is a man, he vows to uphold the highest values of humankind. He names himself Tophero. Tophero is a hero in every way exceedingly strong, handsome, and athletic; highly intelligent and self-disciplined; a gifted warrior; sensitive to beauty and the finer emotions; a truthful and upright defender of the weak. But he is lonely. . .until one day an expedition from Earth lands on Opalon, and he catches the intoxicating scent and sight of lovely blonde tennis star and zoologist Tiffany Sommer. The couple s interstellar romance and Tophero s quest for his roots play out against Powlo-Varkiss, the Opalonian master sorcerer of prehistoric beasts; the evil agenda of billionaire Derek Cole, also aboard the expedition in search of Opalon s fabled diamond mines; the machinations of the enemies of Tophero s human parents; and the unexpected discovery of the besieged kingdom of Xandria, whose beautiful ruler, Princess Nya, desires Tophero for her own. The climactic mortal struggle, while deeply satisfying and stirring up emotions akin to that depicted in 300, will leave readers eager for the author s planned sequels.
Patte de Velours (Le Clan Smilodon) (French Edition)
By Beryll Brackhaus

Independently published
Paperback (366 pages)

Patte de Velours (Le Clan Smilodon) (French Edition)
List Price: $15.99*
Lowest New Price: $15.42*
Lowest Used Price: $15.36*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 09:34 Pacific 25 Jan 2020 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Connor menait une vie heureuse dans le Marais : un américain à Paris, profitant des arts qu'il apprécie fort en ailuranthrope cultivé qu'il est, jouant du piano dans un club à la nuit venue et se régalant de la compagnie de ses nombreux amis.Mais depuis quelques semaines, les jeunes prostitués de "son" quartier sont la cible d'un sanguinaire tueur en série. Protéger les garçons du Marais devient de plus en plus difficile — d'autant qu'un nouveau venu arpente les trottoirs, un dénommé Michel, séduisant, effronté et légèrement intrigant, qui va bientôt prendre un peu trop de place dans la vie de Connor. L'ailuranthrope part en chasse. Michel va-t-il se révéler comme ennemi ou allié dans cette course contre la montre — ou sera-t-il la prochaine victime de l'assassin ?Ce livre, le premier de la saga du Clan Smilodon, peut aussi être lu séparément.
Franck et le tigre à dents de sabre: L'histoire d'un petit garçon et de son smilodon (Les Aventures Extraordinaires de Franck) (French Edition)
By Alina A. Dumitrescu

Independently published
Paperback (26 pages)

Franck et le tigre à dents de sabre: L histoire d un petit garçon et de son smilodon (Les Aventures Extraordinaires de Franck) (French Edition)
List Price: $7.99*
Lowest New Price: $7.99*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 09:34 Pacific 25 Jan 2020 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:

Suivez l’histoire de Franck, un petit garçon passionné par le monde de dinosaures, qui découvre un tigre à dents de sabre, appelé aussi smilodon.

C’était un prédateur préhistorique qui possédait une force redoutable et d'énormes crocs en forme de sabres !.

Un conte facile à suivre et idéal pour l’apprentissage de la lecture et l’acquisition du vocabulaire pour les enfants de CP et CE1.



Discuss This Page


Please feel free to post your comments:



Linking to This Page


We do hope that you find this site useful. We welcome people linking to this website or citing us.

The URL of this web page, is:


If you want to link to this web page from your own web site, you can use the following HTML code:


You are also very welcome to tell your friends about us on Facebook:
24 Hour Science Projects


 
 










































     
 
DinosaurJungle.com is
Copyright © 2006-2019, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.


In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.



Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms Of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures