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meaning: "Pouch sabre"
Named By: Elmer S. Riggs in 1933
Time Period: Late Miocene-Piacenzian~9-3 Ma
Location: South America, Especially Argentina
Size: 1.2 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Several remains, although a complete specimen still proves elusive
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Sparassodonta | Thylacosmilidae |

Thylacosmilus is an extinct genus of saber-toothed metatherian that inhabited South America from the Late Miocene to Piacenzian epochs. Remains of this animal have been found primarily in Catamarca, Entre Rios, and La Pampa Provinces in northern Argentina.

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