|Named By:||Ginsburg in 1979|
|Time Period:||Early Oligocene|
|Size:||Around 3 meters long and 1 meter high at the shoulder, estimated between 230 - 400 kilograms in weight|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Nimravidae | Nimravinae ||
|Also known as:||| Dinailurictis ||
Quercylurus major is an extinct nimravid carnivoran, or "false sabre-tooth," from the early Oligocene of France. Its fossils are found from Early Oligocene strata in Quercy. Q. major. was possibly the largest nimravid ever known, as its fossils suggest it was similar in size to the modern-day brown bear and was scansorial. It was very muscular, walked on plantigrade (flat-footed). So far, there is only one described species within this genus - Q. major.