|Named By:||Joseph Leidy in 1854|
|Time Period:||Late Eocene to Early Miocene, 37.2-20.4 Ma|
|Size:||Around 1.1 meters long|
|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.