†subfamily Machairodontinae Gill 1872 (cat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Parent taxon: Felidae according to M. Antón et al. 2013

See also Berta and Galiano 1983, Bjork 1970, Hay 1902, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Liu 2005, Martin 1998, McKenna and Bell 1997, Peigne et al. 2005, Roussiakis and Theodorou 2003, Slater and Van Valkenburgh 2008, Sotnikova 1991 and Zurita et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Aeluropsis, Catolynx, Cynaelurus, Diamantofelis, Dinofelis, Drepanodon, Epimachairodus, Felinae, Katifelis, Lokotunjailurus, Mellivorodon, Miracinonyx, Namafelis, Pantherinae, Plethaelurus, Propontosmilus, Pseudaelurus, Sivaelurus, Sivafelis, Sivasmilus, Uncia, Vinayakia, Viretailurus, Vishnufelis, Yoshi

Subtaxa: Hemimachairodus Homotheriini Machairodontini Metailurini Paramachaerodus Promegantereon Smilodontini

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Type: Machairodus

Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (9 collections), Austria (1), Bolivia (5), Brazil (16), Canada (2: Yukon, Yukon ), Chile (2), China (3), the Czech Republic (1), Ecuador (6), El Salvador (2), France (16), Georgia (3), Germany (8), Greece (3), Israel (1), Italy (12), Kazakhstan (1), Kenya (4), Mexico (3), the Netherlands (1), North Atlantic (1), Peru (3), Portugal (1), Romania (2), South Africa (6), Spain (9), Tajikistan (1), Tanzania (1), the United Kingdom (4), United States (67: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (3)

• Blancan of Mexico (3), United States (26: Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Bulgaria (1), Ethiopia (1), France (2), Greece (3), Hungary (1), Italy (1), Kenya (10), South Africa (4), Spain (1)

• Pliocene of China (2), Egypt (1), Ethiopia (6), France (1), Georgia (1), Greece (5), Hungary (2), Kazakhstan (2), Kenya (4), Libya (1), Mexico (1), Moldova (1), Morocco (1), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (3), Slovakia (1), South Africa (8), Spain (2), Tajikistan (1), Tanzania (8), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1), United States (1: Florida)

• MN 13 of Moldova (1)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (4), United States (44: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Greece (1), Kenya (2), Kyrgyzstan (1), South Africa (3), Tanzania (2), Uganda (1)

• Miocene of Bulgaria (4), Chad (2), China (8), Egypt (1), Ethiopia (1), France (1), Greece (13), Iraq (1), Italy (1), Kazakhstan (1), Kenya (2), Libya (1), Mexico (1), Moldova (5), Pakistan (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (11), Tajikistan (1), Tanzania (1), Tunisia (1), Turkey (5), Ukraine (4), United States (15: California, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Kazakhstan (1)

Total: 452 collections including 532 occurrences

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