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Big cats

作者:郁二    发布时间:2019-03-07 04:05:01    

THE skeleton of a huge sabre-toothed cat, the most formidable feline of its time, has been dug up in Florida. About the size of a lion, Xenosmilus roamed the south-east corner of North America in the Early Pleistocene. Larry Martin of the University of Kansas in Lawrence and his colleagues found the almost complete skeleton in a Florida quarry (Naturwissenschaften, vol 87, p 41). Two other types of North American sabre-toothed cat are known, one long-legged with shorter teeth, the other more stocky with huge canines. Xenosmilus combines features from both. Although its teeth aren’t the most impressive known,

 

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