Temporal range: Pleistocene
The genus was originally named by Cope (1893). Its type is Dinobastis serus. It was synonymized subjectively with Smilodon by Matthew (1910) and later with Homotherium by Churcher (1966), Schultz and et al. (1970), Waldrop (1974), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Churcher (1984) and Dalquest and Carpenter (1988).
- W. D. Matthew. 1910. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 28
- C. B. Schultz et al. 1970. Bulletin of the Nebraska State Museum 9
- W. W. Dalquest and R. M. Carpenter. 1988. Occasional Papers, Museum, Texas Tech University 124
- S. Legendre and C. Roth. 1988. Correlation of carnassial tooth size and body weight in recent carnivores (Mammalia). Historical Biology 1(1):85-98
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