Panthera crassidens

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Panthera crassidens
Temporal range: Late Pliocene and early Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Species: P. crassidens
Binomial name
Panthera crassidens
Broom 1948

Panthera crassidens is a possible species of leopard, that is now extinct. It lived during the late Pliocene and early Pleistocene in Africa. It has been argued that the few fossil remains do not represent a genuine species, and instead belong to some other form of big cat.[1]

See also[edit]

  1. Panthera
  2. Felidae
  3. Leopard
  1. ^ Turner, A (1984). "Panthera crassidens Broom, 1948. The cat that never was?". South African Journal of Science 80 (5): 227–233.