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Academic & Professional Books  Palaeontology  Palaeozoology & Extinctions

The Other Saber-tooths Scimitar-tooth Cats of the Western Hemisphere

By: Virginia L Naples(Editor), Larry D Martin(Editor), John P Babiarz(Editor)
236 pages, colour & b/w photos and illustrations, tables
The Other Saber-tooths
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  • The Other Saber-tooths ISBN: 9780801896644 Hardback Oct 2011 Usually dispatched within 5 days
Price: £88.99
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Like the better-known Smilodon, or saber-tooth cat, the scimitar-tooth cats of the New World were fierce predators that killed and consumed the largest of North America's species.

This volume synthesizes all currently known information about the scimitar-tooths. Scimitar-tooth cats had serrated teeth that were shorter and stouter than those of Smilodon. Using a mix of new research and previously published accounts, the contributors examine all aspects of the natural history of these extinct cats. They reconstruct what scimitar-tooth cats might have looked like, discuss how they captured and killed prey, and describe their worldwide distribution and how they interacted with other, non-prey animals.

Highly detailed descriptions reveal the biology of these cats, provide bone-by-bone comparisons of them to Smilodon and other cat-like carnivores, explain how they originated, and set them in an evolutionary context.

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Virginia L. Naples is a professor of biology at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

Larry D. Martin is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and the senior curator of vertebrate paleontology at the University of Kansas.

John P. Babiarz is the president of the Babiarz Institute of Paleontological Studies.

By: Virginia L Naples(Editor), Larry D Martin(Editor), John P Babiarz(Editor)
236 pages, colour & b/w photos and illustrations, tables
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