Temporal range: Middle Miocene–Late Miocene
|Nimravides catacopis skull|
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. Despite its scientific name, Nimravides does not belong to the Nimravidae, but is a true felid, belonging to the family Felidae.
The earlier species of the genus, like Nimravides pedionomus from Clarendonian deposits, are smaller and more primitive than later forms, like Nimravides catacopsis. The tiger-sized Nimravides catacopsis strongly resembles the primitive Machairodus aphanistus, a species known from the Late Miocene of Eurasia.
- Paleobiology Database: Nimravides
- Larry D.Martin: Felidae in Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America, Volume 1: Terrestrial Carnivores, Ungulates, Ungulatelike Mammals, Cambridge University Press, 1998
- Turner, Alan (1997). The Big Cats and their fossil relatives. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 25. ISBN 0-231-10228-3.
- Nimravides catacopis
- Nimravides galiani
- Nimravides thinobates
- Nimravides hibbardi
- Nimravides pedionomus
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