Smilodon Lund 1841 (saber-toothed cat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Synonyms: Smilodontidion Kraglievich 1948, Smilodontopsis Brown 1908, Trucifelis Leidy 1869

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

See also Alroy 2002, Berta 1985, Berta 1987, Berta and Galiano 1983, Carroll 1988, Cope 1880, Dalquest and Schultz 1992, Hay 1902, Kurten 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Kurtén and Werdelin 1990, Liu 2005, Lull 1921, Martin et al. 1988, Matthew 1910, McKenna and Bell 1997, Salles et al. 2006, Slater and Van Valkenburgh 2008 and Zurita et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Megantereon, Rhizosmilodon

Subtaxa: Smilodon crucians Smilodon fatalis Smilodon gracilis Smilodon populator Smilodon riggii

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Type: Smilodon populator

Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (9 collections), Bolivia (5), Brazil (16), Chile (2), Ecuador (6), El Salvador (1), Mexico (3), Peru (3), United States (50: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (3)

• Blancan of United States (7: Florida, Kansas, Nebraska)

Total: 106 collections including 111 occurrences

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