Machairodus horribilis (Miocene of China)

Where: Gansu, China (33.4° N, 104.9° E: paleocoordinates 33.0° N, 103.2° E)

When: Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified, muddy, calcareous claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. Deng`, Y.X. Zhang, Z.J. Tseng and S. K. Hou. 2016. A skull of Machairodus horribilis and new evidence for gigantism as a mode of mosaic evolution in machairodonts (Felidae, Carnivora). Vertebrata PalAsiatica 54(4):302-318 [M. Uhen/S. Paxson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190016: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Stephanie Paxson on 26.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

• Maochairodus horribilis
 Carnivora - Felidae