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Title Smilodon : the iconic sabertooth / edited by Lars H. Werdelin, Gregory McDonald, and Christopher A. Shaw
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018


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Contents Intro; Contents; Contributors; Preface; 1. Smilodon: A Short History of Becoming the Iconic Sabertooth; 2. The Phylogenetic Context of Smilodon; 3. Smilodon fatalis from Talara, Peru: Sex, Age, Mass, and Histology; 4. The Sabertooth Cat, Smilodon populator (Carnivora, Felidae), from Cueva del Milodón, Chile; 5. Smilodon from South Carolina: Implications for the Taxonomy of the Genus; 6. Understanding Killing Behavior in Smilodon fatalis: The Role of Computational Biomechanics; 7. An Engineering Experiment Testing the Canine Shear-Bite Model for Smilodon
8. The Evolution of the Skull, Mandible, and Teeth of Rancho La Brea Smilodon fatalis as They Relate to Feeding Adaptations9. Analyzing the Tooth Development of Sabertooth Carnivores: Implications Regarding the Ecology and Evolution of Smilodon fatalis; 10. Dietary Ecology of Smilodon; 11. The Postcranial Morphology of Smilodon; 12. Smilodon Paleopathology: A Summary of Research at Rancho La Brea; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z; Color Plates
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 12, 2018)
Subject Smilodon.
Saber-toothed tigers.
NATURE -- Fossils.
Saber-toothed tigers
Form Electronic book
Author Werdelin, Lars, editor.
McDonald, H. Gregory (Hugh Gregory), 1951- editor.
Shaw, Christopher A., editor.
ISBN 9781421425573