In the news this week: A sabercat in Iowa!
More information on S. fatalis:
- San Diego Zoo library fact sheet.
- “Sabertooth.” (National Geographic)
- The view from Nevada.
Maybe that young male sabercat was following the mammal dispersal pattern (jargon alert), like these mountain lions in Iowa are doing today:
Here’s the accompanying story.
- An Iowa DNR pamphlet (PDF download) on mountain lions.
- Per the Des Moines Register, the cats in Iowa have a rough time of it.
- Cougars on the Comeback Trail in the Midwest.
Meanwhile, in Minnesota:
Back in Iowa, bobcat kittens are trying to disperse:
It’s amazing what paleontologists can do today with those fossil fragments. Here, Mauricio Antón reconstructs the skull of an ancient Himalayan pantherine:
Featured image:): This Smilodon is from the state of Georgia. Image by Eden, Janine and Jim, CC BY 2.0