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meaning: "African knife"
Named By: Miklos Kretzoi in 1929
Time Period: Miocene, 16.9-9 Ma
Location: Kenya
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Few specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Feliformia | Barbourofelidae |

Barbourofelidae is an extinct family of mammalian carnivores of the suborder Feliformia that lived in North America, Eurasia and Africa during the Miocene epoch (16.9--9.0 Ma) and existed for about 7.9 million years.

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