|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|
|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.