Meet Homotherium (in 3D, possible Arctic coat), a/k/a the other sabertoothed cat. A 19th-century taxonomist gave this fossil feline its name — homo, “same,” and
Combine a lion and a bear and give the resulting animal a set of these choppers. Congratulations! You have just glimpsed Barbourofelis frickii, the biggest
Fossils, even awesome ones like that, can be disconcerting. They remind us that nothing lasts forever, that almost all species that have ever lived are
The lion-sized cat turned its back on a sunlit Pleistocene world of dry, open woodlands and padded into its den one last time. Although hungry,
Nimravides and the Metailurini. It sounds like a rock band, but these were once two real and very different types of long-fanged big cat
Does it matter if the ferocious sabertooth that’s about to attack you lacks the right bone structure to convince scientists it’s a cat?