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meaning: "Terrible cat"
Named By: Joseph Leidy in 1854
Time Period: Late Eocene to Early Miocene, 37.2-20.4 Ma
Location: North America
Size: Around 1.1 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Several specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Nimravidae | Nimravinae |

Dinictis is a genus of the Nimravidae, an extinct family of feliform mammalian carnivores, also known as "false saber-toothed cats". Assigned to the subfamily Nimravinae, Dinictis was endemic to North America from the Late Eocene to Early Miocene epochs (37.2--20.4 mya), existing for approximately 16.8 million years.

Read more about Dinictis at Wikipedia
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