|Named By:||Georges Cuvier in 1824 (Some sources cite Croizet and Jobert in 1828)|
|Time Period:||Early Pliocene to Middle Pleistocene|
|Location:||Africa, Europe, Asia and North America|
|Size:||Approximately 1.2 meters long, there is some variance between species|
|Fossil(s):||Many specimens, although they are often fragmentary and incomplete|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Felidae | Machairodontinae ||
Megantereon was a genus of prehistoric machairodontine saber-toothed cat that lived in North America, Eurasia, and Africa. It may have been the ancestor of Smilodon.