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meaning: "Syrt knife"
Named By: Ginsburg in 1978
Time Period: Late Miocene
Location: Libya, Gebel Zelten
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Single specimen of partial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Feliformia | Barbourofelidae |

Albanosmilus is an extinct genus of the family Barbourofelidae. It was previously thought to be constituents of the feliform Nimravidae family of false sabre-toothed cats. It was assigned to Barbourofelinae by Bryant (1991).

It lived during Middle and Upper Miocene in Europe, Asia, and North America. Albanosmilus was comparatively more bulky and muscular than today's large cats, such as the tiger, and probably resembled a bear-like lion. There is only one known specimen of this cat-like creature, Albanosmilus jordani.

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