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Sabercat – Machairodus giganteus

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Machairodus is a genus of large machairodontine saber-toothed cats that lived in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America from the late Miocene to the Middle Pleistocene.
Machairodus was about 2 metres long and probably hunted as an ambush predator.
Its legs were too short to sustain a long chase, so it most likely was a good jumper, and used its canines to cut open the throat of its prey.
Its teeth were rooted to its mouth and were not too delicate, unlike most saber-toothed cats of the time, which had extremely long canines which hung out of their mouths.
The fangs of Machairodus, however, were able to more easily fit in its mouth comfortably while being long and effective for hunting.

Late Miocene
Guanghi beds
Near Linixia, Gansu Province, China
Rare saber cat skull. Over a foot long!!

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Weight 5000 g