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  1. smilodonnoun

    Any member of the extinct genus Smilodon, the saber-toothed tigers.

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  1. Smilodonnoun

    an extinct genus of saber-toothed tigers. See Mach/rodus

    Etymology: [Gr. a carving knife + , , tooth.]


  1. Smilodon

    Smilodon, is an extinct genus of machairodont felid. It is perhaps the best known saber-toothed cat and lived in North and South America during the Pleistocene epoch. Several fossils have been found with one of the largest collections taken from the La Brea Tar Pits. Three species of the genus are known and they vary in size and build. Overall, Smilodon was more robustly built than any modern cat, with particularly well-developed forelimbs and exceptionally long upper canines. Its jaw had a bigger gape than modern cats and its upper canines were slender and fragile, being adapted for precision killing. These attributes made Smilodon a specialized hunter of large herbivores like bison and camels. Smilodon likely lived in closed habitats like forests and bush which would have provided cover for ambushing prey. Its reliance on large animals may have been the cause of its extinction. Scientists debate over whether Smilodon was a social animal. Comparison of predator responses to distress calls and the prevalence of healed injuries suggest it was social, while its small brain size and vegetated habitat suggest it was more solitary. Some fossils show signs of ankylosing spondylitis, trauma and arthritis. Smilodon went extinct 10,000 years ago.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smilodon in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smilodon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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