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Smilodon (saber-toothed cat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1841Smilodon Lund
1869Trucifelis Leidy
1880Smilodon Cope p. 852
1908Smilodontopsis Brown
1948Smilodontidion Kraglievich p. 7
1980Smilodon Kurten and Anderson p. 186
1983Smilodon Berta and Galiano p. 896
1988Smilodontidion Carroll
1990Smilodon Kurtén and Werdelin p. 158
2004Smilodon Zurita et al.
2005Smilodon Liu p. 133
2006Smilodon Salles et al. p. 8
2008Smilodon Slater and Van Valkenburgh p. 407
2013Smilodon Wallace and Hulbert p. 3

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
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

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