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meaning: "Same beast"
Named By: Fabrini in 1890
Time Period: Early Pliocene to Late Pleistocene, 4-0.012 Ma [1]
Location: Across Eurasia, Africa, North America, also present in South America (specifically Venezuela)
Size: 1.1 meters high at the shoulder
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Multiple specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Felidae | Machairodontinae | Machairodontini |
Also known as: | Dinobastis | Ischyrosmilus |

Homotherium is an extinct genus of machairodontine saber-toothed cats, often termed scimitar-toothed cats, that inhabited North America, South America, Eurasia, and Africa during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs (4 mya - 12,000 years ago), existing for approximately 4 million years.

It first became extinct in Africa some 1.5 million years ago. In Eurasia it survived until about 30,000 years ago. In South America it is only known from a few remains in the northern region (Venezuela), from the mid-Pleistocene. The most recent European remains of Homotherium date to 28,000 years BP.

Read more about Homotherium at Wikipedia
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