Rhizosmilodon fiteae Wallace and Hulbert 2013 (cat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Full reference: S. C. Wallace and R. C. Hulbert. 2013. A New Machairodont from the Palmetto Fauna (Early Pliocene) of Florida, with Comments on the Origin of the Smilodontini (Mammalia, Carnivora, Felidae). PLoS One 8(3):e561734

Belongs to Rhizosmilodon according to S. C. Wallace and R. C. Hulbert 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UF 124634, a mandible. Its type locality is Gardinier Mine, which is in a Zanclean marginal marine sandstone in the Peace River Formation of Florida.

Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution: found only at Gardinier Mine

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