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Smilodon was a prehistoric cat, more commonly known as the "Saber toothed tiger."


Smilodon lived in North America 2.5 MYA to 500,000 years ago. It mainly hunted megafauna, bison and deer.


Smilodon had three species- Gracilis, Fatalis and Populator, from smallest to largest. Gracilis was 55 to 100 kg, Fatalis was 160 to 200 kg and Populator was a staggering 220 to 400 kg!

Cause of extinction[]

Smilodon thrived for over 1 million years, but as its main food source, megafauna, went extinct, it died out too.