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meaning: "Terrible cat"
Named By: Otto Zdansky in 1924
Time Period: Pliocene-Pleistocene, 5-1.2 Ma
Location: Depending upon species, Africa, Eurasia, North America
Size: The different species range between 1 to up to 2.5 meters long. Most species seem to be within the 1.2 and 1.9 meter mark
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Many known specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Felidae | Metailurini |
Also known as: | Therailurus |

Dinofelis is a genus of extinct sabre-toothed cats belonging to the tribe Metailurini. They were widespread in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America at least 5 million to about 1.2 million years ago (Early Pliocene to Early Pleistocene). Fossils very similar to Dinofelis from Lothagam range back to the Late Miocene, some 8 million years ago.

Read more about Dinofelis at Wikipedia
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