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Smilodon || All 3 Known Species Comparison & Facts

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Smilodon is an extinct genus of Machairodont felid. It is one of the most famous prehistoric mammals, and the best known saber-toothed cat.
Smilodon lived in the Americas during the Pleistocene epoch (2.5 mya–10,000 years ago).
Three species are recognized today: Smilodon gracilis, Smilodon fatalis and Smilodon populator.
Smilodon gracilis was the smallest and earliest species in Genus Smilodon, estimated to have been only 55 to 100 kg (120 to 220 lb) about the size of a jaguar.
Smilodon fatalis was largest from North America and had a weight of 160 to 280 kg (350 to 620 lb) and height of 100 cm (39 in).
Smilodon populator from South America is perhaps the largest known felid, over all, at 220 to 400 kg (490 to 880 lb) in weight and 120 cm (47 in) in height.

Smilodon gracilis was the earliest species in Genus Smilodon evolved around 2.5 million ago and went extinct around 500,000 years ago.
Smilodon fatalis was second largest overall (largest in North America) and second to go extinct. Most recent fossil records show it became extinct around 13,000 years ago.
Smilodon populator from South America was largest among all species. It held a little longer and went extinct around 10,000 years ago.
All Smilodon species are most famous for their relatively long canine teeth, which are the longest found in the saber-toothed cats, at about 28 cm (11 in) long in the largest species, S. populator.
Despite being more powerfully built than other large cats, Smilodon had a weaker bite. But, Smilodon's gape could have reached almost 120 degrees, while that of the modern lion reaches 65 degrees.
All of them were apex predators in their respective times.
All 3 species probably lived and hunted in herds.

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Extinction Blog . 2018-03-20
Delivered !
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_Asnair_ . 2018-11-18
Why tf is this in my recommendation
I don't even watch this stuff

YouTube!!! Step it up!!
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Nazibliverpool Nazibpeng . 2018-11-12
Diego ice age...
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Aden Mckeown . 2018-11-09
What happened please upload!!?
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Good _Wolf . 2018-10-02
Is it like a liger with big teeth?
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TheClasher202 . 2018-09-14
The Smilodon is freaking scary
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Jean Luis . 2018-09-04
K, so, random and slightly dumb question, is there any evidence that a saber toothed cat (any kind) lived at the same time and environment as early humans? Told you, kinda dumb but I'd like to know :P
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Jason . 2018-09-04
That’s a cute lion
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Edgardo Geovany . 2018-09-03
I like your channel, except, it does not have a narrator....
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البريق اللامع . 2018-06-20
When you say it's the most "primative" among the three, what do you mean?
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Guerreiro Ariano . 2018-06-09
what the name music? pls
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DSS 74 . 2018-05-26
I'm sure they would still enjoy being curled up inside cardboard box. (Bulging at the seams)
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WarLord 529 . 2018-05-24
Packs not herds
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Rajan Chaudhary . 2018-05-22
Ok may be smilodon were real but how he hunts I mean after fully open of his jaws his mouth didn't have space left to bit a rat?
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vegeta black . 2018-05-15
So how did they get extinct??
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P Alexander The Great . 2018-05-14
Why did large cats lose the large saber like canines?
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Alien Military . 2018-04-30
Very sad.... They are extinct
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J.R. Productions . 2018-04-17
Evolution is fabricated bullshit. LMAO listening to such theory makes me cringe. Nice vid tho.
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Omar Ventura . 2018-03-21
Sorry. My apologies, keep up the good work blog.
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Omar Ventura . 2018-03-21
Hey what about my ancient bison request.
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Shaheem Allah . 2018-03-20
I am not convinced that arctodis presented a credible threat to a pack of healthy smilodon fatalis...to the contrary ....the bear may have been on the menu during tough times ....smilodon preyed on animals of its size ....so it being so large a bear is not a real factor ....
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PAK SSW . 2018-03-20
Music name please?
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OG Albo . 2018-03-20
Do one with all extinct panthera species
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Praetorian Rex . 2018-03-20
Could any of these three species interbreed? I'd like to know, please!
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International Awakening . 2018-03-20
Smiidon were very fluffy animals in dark coat, looked like a giant hyenas with fangs. The fangs were venomous/toxic. Smilodon would wrestle and establish a hold on big herbivores, and after that it injected the venom, and fled aside and waited for prey to die, walking long distances behind the victim. Smilofon began eating from stomach, not risking his fangs. Smilodon never fought each other, but had rituals of display.
/ Just a theory ,,😎
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Gloria Lewis . 2018-03-20
Could you do a video about extinct turtles and other marine animals (like sharks, whales, or older dinosaurs)? I loved the video about the desert whales found in Egypt!
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Guter Preuße . 2018-03-20
Are sabertooth tigers more related to tigers or lions
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James Kelman . 2018-03-20
Smilodon Populator looks like the most awesome Depopulator ever. Awesome video. Thankd!
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MrBargill . 2018-03-20
There was the SIx Million Dollar Man ... tv show but I think they stole the concept from Mother Nature..gentlemen i can rebuild it... better than any felid before or any after.. I have the technology.. to create nature’s most perfect felid...better... stronger.. 😊
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Waldgänger . 2018-03-20
Will you talk about the White Rhino? I just read that Sudan, the last male, died. It has been euthanized.
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