Nimravides

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Nimravides
Temporal range: Middle Miocene–Late Miocene
Nimravides catacopis.JPG
Nimravides catacopis skull
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Superfamily: Feloidea
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Machairodontinae
Tribe: Homotherini
Genus: Nimravides
Kitts 1958
Species

Nimravides pedionomus (MacDonald, 1948)
Nimravides hibbardi (Dalquest, 1969)
Nimravides galiani Baskin, 1981
Nimravides thinobates (MacDonald, 1948) (type)

Nimravides is a genus of extinct saber-toothed felids that lived in North America during the middle and late Miocene, between 13.6 and 4.9 Ma.[1] Despite its scientific name, Nimravides does not belong to the Nimravidae, but is a true felid, belonging to the family Felidae.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paleobiology Database: Nimravides
  2. ^ Larry D.Martin: Felidae in Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America, Volume 1: Terrestrial Carnivores, Ungulates, Ungulatelike Mammals, Cambridge University Press, 1998