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Smilodon



Smilodon californicus
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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


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Smilodon: The Iconic Sabertooth
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Smilodon: Sabre-Toothed Cat Trilogy, Book 1
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Sabertooth Tiger: Smilodon (Graphic Prehistoric Animals)
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