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meaning: "Dawn cat"
Named By: Miklos Kretzoi in 1938
Time Period: Eocene-Miocene
Location: France, Quercy
Size: Estimated around 120 to 160 centimetres long depending upon the species
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Several specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Nimravidae |

Eofelis is an extinct genus of small nimravid (false saber-toothed cats). They were catlike creatures that evolved in parallel with true cats but are not a part of the true cat lineage and have left no living descendants.

Fossils have been found in the phosphorites of Quercy, France. It was recently determined that there were two distinct species of Eofelis from old collections, E. edwardsii being the most abundant.

E. giganteus was very large, almost twice the size of E. edwardsii.

Read more about Eofelis at Wikipedia
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