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The status of Smilodontopsis (Brown, 1908) and Ischyrosmilus (Merriam, 1918) : a taxonomic review of two genera of sabretooth cats (Felidae, Machairodontinae)

Author: C S Churcher
Publisher: Toronto, Canada : Royal Ontario Museum, 1984.
Series: Life sciences contributions, no. 140.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The sabretooth genus Smilodontopsis Brown, 1908 is a junior synonym of Smilodon Lund, 1842. Distinctive fossils from Port Kennedy Caverns, Pennsylvania, described as Machaerodus (Smilodon) gracilis and M. (S.) mercerii by Cope (1880, 1899) are referred to Ischyrosmilus Merriam, 1918. Ischyrosmilus gracilis (including I. mercerii) is distinct from Smilodon and Homotherium Fabrini, 1890 (including Dinobastis Cope,  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C S Churcher
ISBN: 0888543050 9780888543059
ISSN:0384-8159
OCLC Number: 12235402
Description: iii, 59 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Life sciences contributions, no. 140.
Responsibility: C.S. Churcher.

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The sabretooth genus Smilodontopsis Brown, 1908 is a junior synonym of Smilodon Lund, 1842. Distinctive fossils from Port Kennedy Caverns, Pennsylvania, described as Machaerodus (Smilodon) gracilis and M. (S.) mercerii by Cope (1880, 1899) are referred to Ischyrosmilus Merriam, 1918. Ischyrosmilus gracilis (including I. mercerii) is distinct from Smilodon and Homotherium Fabrini, 1890 (including Dinobastis Cope, 1893) and includes specimens from Florida, Texas, Nebraska, Idaho, and California.

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