Pratifelis martini

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Pratifelis martini
Temporal range: late Miocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Tribe: Felini
Genus: Pratifelis
Hibbard, 1934
Species:
P. martini
Binomial name
Pratifelis martini
Hibbard, 1934

Pratifelis martini is an extinct feline species that lived in North America during the late Miocene period. A jawbone from the animal was discovered by H. T. Martin in Wallace County, Kansas in 1911, and paleontologist Claude W. Hibbard documented it as a new species.[1]

P. martini, a short-faced cat, was likely bigger than the modern cougar.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hibbard, Claude W. (1934), "Two New Genera of Felidæ from the Middle Pliocene of Kansas", Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1903–), Kansas Academy of Science (published April 26–28, 1934), 37, pp. 239–255, doi:10.2307/3625308, JSTOR 3625308
  2. ^ Lane, H. H. (1947), "Survey of the Fossil Vertebrates of Kansas: Part V: The Mammals (Continued)", Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1903–), Kansas Academy of Science (published December 1947), 50 (3/4), pp. 273–314, doi:10.2307/3625600, JSTOR 3625600