from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various extinct saber-toothed cats of the genus Smilodon, having very long upper canines and widespread in Europe and the Americas during the late Pleistocene Epoch.
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- noun (Paleon.) An extinct genus of saber-toothed tigers. See
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- noun Any member of the
extinct genusSmilodon, the saber-toothed tigers.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
If smilodon and its ilk aren't considered "real" sabre-toothed cats, then what is the world coming to?
: Toothsome, not to mention fearsome, saber-toothed cats actually had quite a weak bite, according to research that suggests the smilodon, one of the most fascinating of prehistoric beasts, had jaws that were too weak to grip its prey as a lion does and may have had to fight and pin animals to the ground before delivering a single fatal bite to the neck.
In any case, I expect that the Discovery Institute will be going the way of People for the New American Century and the smilodon inside of a year.
Bothe Megantereon and Dinofelis were machariodonts, same as smilodon.
I imagine having an extra set of eyes, ears and teeth would have helped against meat eating heavyweights like arctodus simus, homotherium latidens, panthera leo atrox, smilodon fatalis and who knows, maybe even relict populations of titanis walleri.
This deep in the highlands of Harmonia, even _Homo smilodon_ needed bottled air.
He stepped forward with the key, and the smilodon voiced no protest.
"There is a great one among you," she said, and her voice was like the playing of a hundred citharae, or the purr of the smilodon, the cat that slew our bulls as wolves kill sheep.
As I watched, a timber nearly as thick as the _Alcyone's_ mizzenmast, though not so high, was set into the rock where the spur left the mountain, and a smilodon chained to its base.
The consternation on the soldiers 'faces when they saw that he and the smilodon were gone entertained us; but it was nothing compared to their expressions when they discovered both in my shelter.