saber-toothed


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sa′ber-toothed`



adj.
having long, saberlike upper canine teeth, sometimes extending below the margin of the lower jaw.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.saber-toothed - having teeth that resemble sabers; "a saber-toothed tiger"
toothed - having teeth especially of a certain number or type; often used in combination; "saw-toothed"
References in classic literature ?
There were times, too, when faced by a mighty cave bear, a saber-toothed tiger, or huge felis spelaea, black-maned and terrible, even my powerful rifle seemed pitifully inadequate--but fortune favored me so that I passed unscathed through adventures that even the recollection of causes the short hairs to bristle at the nape of my neck.
"The indications would be consistent with the presence of a saber-toothed tiger, such as are still found among the breccia of our caverns; but the creature actually seen was undoubtedly of a larger and more reptilian character.
"Large mammals, or megafauna, such as giant sloths and saber-toothed tigers, which became extinct about 10,000 years ago, were highly evolutionarily distinct," says palaeontologist Matt Davis from Aarhus University, who led the study.
A group of researchers discovered remains of two previously unknown species of saber-toothed predators, animals that roamed Earth millions of years before the first dinosaurs, that could provide critical insight into the evolution of early mammals.
She said that the notion that climate change may have caused the disappearance of creatures like the woolly mammoth, elephant-sized sloths, saber-toothed cats, and rhino is inaccurate.
"Scat, Old Saber-Toothed Cat": Tiger, tiger, hunting bright /near the tar pits, late at night.
Now park bosses are turning their attention to more recent prehistory with a new themed area focusing on the world of woolly mammoths, woolly rhinoceros and saber-toothed tigers.
A full-time 10-member team working at an archaeological dig in Northwest Germany has found a nearly complete skull of a saber-toothed cat that suggests that the animal existed 300,000 years ago.
Saber-toothed Cat (Bumba Books: Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Beasts).
saber-toothed tigers, men with flint-tipped spears.
In the Ice Valley Experience visitors can take a trek through glaciers surrounded by snow and get up close to the Co Meath theme park's resident mammoths, cave bears, saber-toothed cats and giant Irish deer.
The saber-toothed salmon that once swam in the region may have been less saber-toothed cat and more tusky warthog.