Guest Videos: Cats! Unexpectedly, in Iowa

In the news this week: A sabercat in Iowa!

More information on S. fatalis:

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.

Meanwhile, in Minnesota:

Back in Iowa, bobcat kittens are trying to disperse:

Some lagniappe:

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

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