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Ancient DNA: Saber-Toothed Cats Are the Same Beasts After All

Ancient DNA: Saber-Toothed Cats Are the Same Beasts After All
Julie A. Meachen

Summary

Ancient DNA from the saber-toothed cat Homotherium reveals that the late Pleistocene species from Europe and North America were the same. Homotherium turns out to be only distantly related to the well-known saber-toothed Smilodon.

Publisher URL: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(17)31189-2

DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.024

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