Latest Saber-toothed cats Stories
At the Schöningen open-cast coal mine in north-central Germany, near Hannover, researchers from the Lower Saxony Heritage Authority and the University of Tübingen have discovered the remains of a saber-toothed cat.
The evolution of big cats has been nearly as mysterious as the cats themselves, but a new discoverywill likely lead anthropologists to a better understanding of where, and when, big cats originated.
Millions of years ago, a bizarre, pouched super-predator terrorized South America with huge saber-like teeth.
The discovery of five-million-year-old fossils has resulted in the discovery of a new genus and species of extinct saber-toothed cat, according to research published in Wednesday’s edition of the peer-reviewed, open-access journal PLOS One.
Your mother probably told you that it’s considered good manners to share your food, but according to new research; for large predators living 9 million years ago, sharing a food supply was a daily way of life.
The combination of colossal canines and forceful forelimbs arose repeatedly over time, says a new study.
X-ray analysis reveals that saber-tooth forelimbs were exceptionally strong compared to their feline cousins.
Researchers have discovered the fossilized leg bone of a saber-toothed cat that lived near the UK coast between one and two million years ago.
Venezuelan workers found more than just oil, when they laid a pipeline near an ancient tar pit. They discovered a rich trove of fossils, including a saber-toothed cat-that scientists had never seen the likes of before the unearthing.
The ancient saber-toothed cat had some pretty scary dentures, but when it came down to actually biting, well, it was no lion.
Homotherium, and extinct genus of machairodontine saber-toothed cats, was native to South America, North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia during the Pliocene era to the Pleistocene era. Homotherium can also be called the scimitar-toothed cat. This cat lived for approximately five million years, most likely dying out around ten thousand years ago. In Africa, Homotherium became extinct around 1.5 million years ago, lasting somewhat longer in Eurasia becoming extinct about 30,000 years ago....
Xenosmilus is an extinct genus of the saber-toothed cats (Machairodontinae). In the Haile limestone mines in Alachua County, Florida, amateur fossil hunters recovered two mostly intact specimens. It is thought that Xenosmilus lived around 1.2 million years ago, but the information about their extinction is unknown. There is one known species in this genus, called X. hodsonae. Found among a pile of peccary bones, it can be surmised that these extinct cats fed on peccaries. Xenosmilus...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.