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2005-08-09 15:48:21

By performing sequence analysis of ancient DNA, a team of researchers has obtained data that help clarify our view of the evolutionary relationships shared by the large predatory cats that once roamed the prehistoric New World. The work is reported in the August 9 issue of Current Biology by Ross Barnett of the University of Oxford and a team of researchers from Britain, Canada, the United States, Sweden, and Australia. Toward the end of the last Ice Age, around 13,000 years ago, North and...

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2005-08-08 14:25:00

WASHINGTON -- DNA taken from the teeth of ancient sabertooth cats showed the distinctive-looking animals were cousins of modern-day cats but not direct ancestors, scientists said on Monday. And they also shot down a theory that cheetahs may have originally evolved from a similar-looking North American ancestor. "Our results show that the sabertooths diverge early and are not closely related to any living cats," Ross Barnett of the Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Center in Oxford, Britain...


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American Cheetah, Miracinonyx trumani
2012-04-25 12:15:48

Miracinonyx, commonly known as the American Cheetah, is an extinct genus of large cats. It was native to North America during the Pleiotocene era(1.8 million to 11,000 years ago). The American cheetah held at least two species in its genus that are similar to modern cheetahs, including Miracinonyx inexpectatus and M. trumani. Similarities distinguished by bone fragments include a short face and nose for better breathing, and elongated legs used for swiftly hunting prey. These similarities are...

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