About the Cat...
The sabre-tooth cat belongs to the Order of Carnivora. Members of this
order include dogs, hyenas, weasels, and the cats.
The sabre-tooth cat is found in the Family of Felidae, also known as
the true cats. Today there are three main types of sabre-tooths known:
the Smilodon, Homotherium, and the most recent discovery,
Xenosmilus (Benton 1990).
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Figure 1. Artists rendition of sabre-toothed cat Smilodon.Figure 2. This picture is the skeletal reconstruction
of the Smilodon.