A smilodon, also known as a saber-toothed cat or saber-toothed tiger, is an extinct genus of felines of the subfamily Machairodontinae whose most notable feature is their exceptionally long upper canines.
Smilodons are believed to have been native to the Americas until as recently as the end of the last ice age, or about 10,000 years ago. There were multiple species of smilodons, the largest of which were as large, or larger, than present-time tigers.
Smilodon characters in mainstream culture
- Baby Puss (Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones)
- Diego (20th Century Fox's Ice Age)
- Slashfang (Primal Rage)
- Zabu (Marvel)
Smilodon and furry
- Smilodon populator skeletal reconstruction post by Henrique Paes on DeviantArt. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
- Size comparisons post on Wildfacts.com. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
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