Megantereon Croizet and Jobert 1828 (cat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Parent taxon: Smilodontini according to S. C. Wallace and R. C. Hulbert 2013

See also Alroy 2002, Berta and Galiano 1983, Carroll 1988, Kurten 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Kurtén and Werdelin 1990, Liu 2005, Martin 1998 and Slater and Van Valkenburgh 2008

Sister taxa: Rhizosmilodon, Smilodon

Subtaxa: Megantereon cultridens Megantereon eurynodon Megantereon falconeri Megantereon gracilis Megantereon hesperus Megantereon inexpectatus Megantereon megantereon Megantereon nihowanensis Megantereon whitei

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (2 collections), France (5), Georgia (1), Greece (1), Israel (1), Italy (1), Kenya (2), Romania (1), South Africa (5), Spain (6)

• Blancan of United States (4: Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Ethiopia (1), France (1), Greece (2), Kenya (7), South Africa (4), Spain (1)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (5), France (1), Kenya (2), Romania (1), Slovakia (1), South Africa (3), Spain (1), Tajikistan (1), Tanzania (2), Ukraine (1)

• Hemphillian of United States (3: Florida)

• Miocene of Chad (1), Pakistan (1)

Total: 68 collections each including a single occurrence

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