Miomachairodus

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Miomachairodus
Temporal range: Middle Miocene–Late Miocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Machairodontinae
Tribe: Machairodontini
Genus: Miomachairodus
Schmidt-Kittler 1976
Species

M. pseudaeluroides

Miomachairodus is an extinct genus of large saber-toothed cats of the subfamily Machairodontinae. It is known from Miocene-age fossils in China and Turkey and persisted until the Late Miocene (early Vallesian).[1] Fossils of this machairodont have been found in the Vallesian-age Bahe Formation in Shaanxi, China, and Yeni Eskihisar in Anatolia. This Turkish site is of Miocene age and is well known for its pollen studies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paleobiology Database: Miomachairodus Basic info.
  2. ^ Fortelius, Mikael. Geology and paleontology of the Miocene Sinap Formation, Turkey.