saber-toothed cat

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sa·ber-toothed cat

Any of various extinct cats of the Oligocene Epoch to the Pleistocene Epoch, having long curved upper canine teeth, and including smilodon.
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At first I took the beast for a saber-tooth tiger, as it was quite the most fearsome-appearing beast one could imagine; but it was not that dread monster of the past, though quite formidable enough to satisfy the most fastidious thrill-hunter.
Towards the end of the trailer, Manny the mammoth, Sid the ground sloth, and Diego the saber-tooth tiger can be seen gazing upon the sky spectacle brought about by the acorn-loving squirrel's misfortunes from light-years away.
Ice Age: Adventure Camp will feature the movie's characters -- Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the ground sloth, Scrat the squirrel and Diego the saber-tooth tiger, who will take the audience on an exciting journey as the importance message of friendship is revealed through humour, laughter and fun.
In Flip-O-Storic, the heads, bodies, and tails of ten actual prehistoric beasts -- the popular woolly mammoth and saber-tooth tiger among them -- may be exchanged to allow readers to make up their own imaginary, exotic species.
While exploring the happily successful evolution of our own ability to eat a varied diet, Ungar also explores what he calls "early experiments," or animals with unusual tooth formations that don't have any descendants alive today, like the saber-tooth tiger, or another creature that sported a venom delivery system in its teeth.
(Much later in "Ice Age," pic subtly and affectingly explains Manfred's antipathy toward humans.) But when a smooth-talking saber-tooth tiger named Diego (Denis Leary) offers to take responsibility for Roshan, the incredulous mammoth rightly suspects the worst and opts to hang on to the little two-legged critter.
Besides having dangerous encounters with mammoths, wolves, and saber-tooth tigers, Moctu has to deal with his older rival, Jabil, who fights and undermines him at every opportunity.
The descendant of saber-tooth tigers stopped grazing on the tender tips of the ponytail palm tree--and actually seemed thoughtful.
The next time we see Miss Finch she is dressed up like Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (minus the top), complete with a spear and a pair of saber-tooth tigers. This short graphic novel is vintage Nell Gaiman, a nice mixture of fantasy and horror.
monesi) after Uruguayan rodent expert Alvaro Mones, the giant rodent is believed to have lived between two and four million years ago in the South American rainforest, where it co-existed with other massive mammals such as saber-tooth tigers. But don't let the scary size fool you--research on the fossil's skull suggests that the mighty mouse was no predator.
The organism - a bacterium dubbed carnobacterium pleistocenium - probably flourished in the Pleistocene Age, along with woolly mammoths and saber-tooth tigers, said NASA's Richard Hoover.