|Named By:||Helbing in 1922|
|Size:||About one meter high at the shoulder and around 300 kilograms in weight|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Nimravidae | Nimravinae ||
Dinailurictis is an extinct prehistoric carnivore nimravid belonging to subfamily Nimravinae. It lived during late Oligocene in Europe.
It is believed that Dinailurictis is probably a synonym of Quercylurus major, and Quercylurus is a synonym of Nimravus intermedius major. So it means that Dinailurictis and Quercylurus may have looked like Nimravus, but all species of Nimravus were no larger than a large lynx and Quercylurus was about 1 m high and its weight was 300 kg, also Quercylurus major is older than Dinailurictis. This shows that Quercylurus might be ancestral to Dinailurictis.
If Dinailurictis was a synonym of Quercylurus, it might have a sleek body like caracal but its back was longer and feet of this nimravid probably were more dog-like than cat-like with partially retractable claws. Dinailurictis and Quercylurus probably hunted small mammals and birds. Its technique of hunting was ambushing them like modern cats rather than chasing them down. there is only one known species of this rare nimravid - Dinailurictis bonali.