Smilodon fatalis Leidy, 1868

Saber-tooth tiger, Sabre-tooth cat, Sabertooth



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Machairodus floridanus Leidy, 1889; Smilodon californicus Bovard (year?); Smilodon floridanus Leidy, 1889


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Americas (including Mexico & New Mexico)


Biology & Ecology




UF 4115 (right mandible)






Original scientific description:

Leidy, J. (1868). Notice of some vertebrate remains from Harden Co., Texas. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 20:174-176.


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Extinct, tv show, season 1, episode 2, "The Sabre Tooth Cat", originally aired 2 October 2001, see here:


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