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I have here a tooth that a merchant claims is Nimravid, or a false saber-toothed cat, perhaps even Dinictis more precisely. It was found in North Western Nebraska, Oligocene, and is from the Brule Formation. Based on that, does this appear to be credible?
This is an amazing Pogonodon platycopis skull from the John Day Formation in Oregon. These are some of the most rare of the Nimravidae, as well as some of the oldest. See also Eaton 1922, Fremd et al. 1994, Macdonald 1970, Matthew 1910, Scott and Jepsen 1936 and Thorpe 1920
a book review of: "Sabertooth" written and illustrated by Mauricio Anton. 2013. Indiana University Press. 243 pages. Suggested Retail: $50 USD. By the time the ancestors of humans were walking upright, saber-toothed cats had already established themselves as apex predators in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America. Early humans tried to keep a safe distance but we can imagine that sabercats sometimes preyed upon them. As humans evolved over the next few million years, developing increasingly advanced tools, they began to compete successfully with them and other large predators.
Rait posted a topic in Questions & AnswersHi guys. I'm back after more than 14 months and with more questions. If there is a paleontologist on board, I can't ask for any better. If not, then please redirect me to sources where I can find the answers for my queries. I seek to ask general paleobiology information about Nimravids and Barbourofelids right now. I have researched the internet about the origin of Nimravids and I get contradictory results. Whereas most sources claim that this ancient group originated in North America, there is THIS ARTICLE stating that the family most probably originated in Europe. The same site (bioone.or