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Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae
If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.
|T. M. Rothwell 2001||Differing from other species by the combination of large size, long dis- tance between c and p3, extremely reduced or absent metaconid on m1, and robust dentary with large and erect rectangular-shaped coronoid process. P. validus overlaps in size with P. intrepidus and P. marshi in North America and P. quadridentatus in Europe, and can be differentiated from these species by the longer c-p3 distance in P. validus, which exceeds the length of its m1, and by its large, erect, and rectangular coronoid process.|