Barbourofelis whitfordi Barbour and Cook 1915

Mammalia - Carnivora - Barbourofelidae

Alternative combinations: Albanosmilus whitfordi, Eusmilus whitfordi, Megantereon whitfordi, Sansanosmilus whitfordi

Synonyms: Albanosmilus osborni Schultz et al. 1970, Barbourofelis osborni Schultz et al. 1970, Ischyrosmilus osborni Schultz et al. 1970, Megantereon osborni Schultz et al. 1970, Sansanosmilus osborni Schultz et al. 1970

Full reference: E. H. Barbour and H. J. Cook. 1915. A new saber-toothed cat from Nebraska. Nebraska Geological Survey 4(17):235-238

Belongs to Barbourofelis according to Z. J. Tseng et al. 2010

See also Barbour and Cook 1915, Baskin 1981, Gregory 1942, Mawby 1965, Merriam 1919, Schultz et al. 1970 and Voorhies 1990

Sister taxa: Barbourofelis fricki, Barbourofelis loveorum, Barbourofelis morrisi

Type specimens:

  • Barbourofelis whitfordi: UNSM 7-2-4-13, a mandible. Its type locality is Whitford's Quarry No. 2, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Ash Hollow Formation of Nebraska.
  • Ischyrosmilus osborni: UCMP V-19476, a mandible.


• Miocene of United States (7: California, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas collections)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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