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meaning: "Sansan knife"
Named By: Miklos Kretzoi in 1929
Time Period: Late Miocene
Location: Eurasia
Size: About 1.5 meters long, 80 kilograms in weight
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Several specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Feliformia | Barbourofelidae |
Also known as: | Sansanosmilus vallesiensis |

Sansanosmilus (pronounced - San-San-Oh-SMILE-Uss) is an extinct genus of carnivorous mammal of the family Barbourofelidae (false saber-tooth cats) endemic to Europe and Asia, which lived during the Miocene, 13.6--11.1 mya, existing for approximately 2.5 million years.

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