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Press Release 12-002

Prehistoric Predators With Supersized Teeth Had Beefier Arm Bones

Combination of colossal canines and forceful forelimbs arose repeatedly over time

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Reconstruction of the extinct saber-toothed cat.

The extinct saber-toothed cat, among the largest cats ever to live, roamed North and South America.

Credit: National Park Service


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Paleontologist Julie Meachen talks about the long teeth and robust limbs of extinct saber-toothed cats.

Credit: NSF National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

 

Reconstruction of the extinct saber-toothed cat.

Saber-toothed cats had very thick arm bones compared with those of modern feline cousins.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons


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Photo of the skull of a saber-toothed cat showing its extremely long canine teeth.

The skull of a saber-toothed cat shows its extremely long canine teeth.

Credit: AMNH


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Image of a skeleton of a crouching saber-toothed cat.

A saber-toothed cat still crouches: in a natural history museum.

Credit: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


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Image showing the outline of a saber-toothed cat, shown in comparison with that of a human.

The outline of a saber-toothed cat, shown in comparison with that of a human.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons


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