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Author Antón, Mauricio

Title Sabertooth / Mauricio Anton
Published Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 243 pages) : color illustrations
Series Life of the Past
Life of the past.
Contents What Is a Sabertooth? -- The Ecology of Sabertooths -- A Who's Who of Sabertoothed Predators -- Sabertooths as Living Predators -- Extinctions
Summary With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What's more, there were other sabertooths that were not cats, animals with exotic names like nimravids, barbourofelids, and thylacosmilids. Some were no taller than a domestic cat, others were larger than a lion, and some were as weird as their names suggest. Sabertooths continue to pose questions even for specialists. What did they look like? How did they use their spectacular canine teeth? And why did they finally go extinct? This book tells their story in words and pictures, all scrupulously based on the latest scientific research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Saber-toothed tigers.
Carnivora, Fossil.
NATURE -- Fossils.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals.
Carnivora, Fossil
Saber-toothed tigers
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013001962
ISBN 9780253010490