Smilodon fatalis Leidy 1868 (saber-toothed cat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Alternative combinations: Felis fatalis, Machaerodus fatalis, Trucifelis fatalis

Synonyms: Machaerodus floridanus Leidy 1889, Smilodon californicus Bovard 1907, Smilodon floridanus Leidy 1889, Smilodon nebraskensis Matthew 1918, Smilodon trinitiensis Slaughter 1960, Smilodontopsis conardi Brown 1908, Smilodontopsis troglodytes Brown 1908

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1868. Notice of Some Vertebrate Remains from Harden County, Texas. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 20:174-176

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

See also Berta 1985, Berta 1987, Cope 1880, Dalquest and Schultz 1992, Forster and Spamer 1986, Hay 1902, Jefferson 1991, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1868, Lull 1921, Lundelius 1972, Martin et al. 1988, Morgan and Seymour 1997, Munson et al. 1980, Rawn-Schatzinger 1983 and Webb 1974

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

Ecology: scansorial carnivore


• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), Peru (1), United States (22: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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