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Sabre-toothed cat fossil found in Alberta

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"During the last ice age, huge cats bigger than an African lion prowled Alberta — including the fearsome beast commonly known as the "sabre-toothed tiger," a new study shows.

"The proper name for the extinct predator with foot-long, serrated knife-like canines is Smilodon fatalis.

"And up until the discovery of the fossil from Medicine Hat, Alta., the species had never been found further north than Idaho."

Full monty at the CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/sabre-toothed-cat-1.5305505

 

"Late Pleistocene records of felids from Medicine Hat, Alberta, including the first Canadian record of the sabre-toothed cat Smilodon fatalis"

Paper at Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences: https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/10.1139/cjes-2018-0272#.XZeUA2Z7nDc

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