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Smilodon fatalis

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Taxonomy
Felis fatalis was named by Leidy (1868).

It was recombined as Trucifelis fatalis by Leidy (1869); it was recombined as Machaerodus fatalis by Lydekker (1884); it was synonymized subjectively with Smilodon populator by Berta (1985) and Berta (1987); it was recombined as Smilodon fatalis by Cope (1880), Lull (1921), Merriam and Stock (1932), Slaughter (1963), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Martin et al. (1988), Martin and Schultz (1988), Kurtén and Werdelin (1990) and Dalquest and Schultz (1992).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1868Felis fatalis Leidy p. 175
1869Trucifelis fatalis Leidy
1880Smilodon fatalis Cope p. 854
1884Machaerodus fatalis Lydekker
1889Machaerodus floridanus Leidy
1896Smilodon floridanus Adams
1907Smilodon californicus Bovard
1908Smilodontopsis conardi Brown
1908Smilodontopsis troglodytes Brown
1918Smilodon nebraskensis Matthew
1921Smilodon fatalis Lull
1932Smilodon fatalis Merriam and Stock
1932Smilodon floridanus Merriam and Stock
1959Smilodon floridanus Lammers
1960Smilodon trinitiensis Slaughter
1963Smilodon fatalis Slaughter
1963Smilodon floridanus Slaughter
1965Smilodon californicus Kurten
1974Smilodon floridanus Webb
1980Smilodon fatalis Kurten and Anderson p. 186
1980Smilodon floridanus Munson et al.
1983Smilodon floridanus Rawn-Schatzinger p. 49
1986Smilodon floridanus Forster and Spamer p. 192
1988Smilodon fatalis Martin and Schultz
1988Smilodon floridanus Martin et al.
1990Smilodon fatalis Kurtén and Werdelin p. 158
1992Smilodon fatalis Dalquest and Schultz

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderFeliformiaKretzoi 1945
superfamilyAeluroideaFlower 1869
familyFelidae
subfamilyMachairodontinaeGill 1872
tribeSmilodontiniKretzoi 1929
genusSmilodonLund 1841
speciesfatalis()

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available