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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Also known as a sabretoothed cat, the smilodon is one of manager James the most fierce and recognisable prehistoric animals, with canine teeth of up to a foot long to aid in precision killing.
Beautifully preserved skeletons of the most recently extinct sabretoothed cat, Smilodon, have been uncovered in tar pits in the US, offering the researcher plenty of fossilised remains to work with.
London, Feb 26 (ANI): How did prehistoric sabretoothed cats cope with their oversized teeth?
TYRANNOSAURUS REX, the sabretoothed cat and dodo are just three of the extinct species you can learn about if you visit London's Natural History Museum.
The prehistoric animals, including giant sloths, sabretoothed cats and elephants, were found alongside a 15-year-old girl named Naia, the most complete early human found in the Americas.
And before they find peace they have many difficulties to contend with including sabretoothed cats, wolves, mammoths, a giant sloth, snow, hostile terrain and, above all, Wild Horse's malicious and ruthless cousin who is determined to track them and bring them back.