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Pratifelis
Fossil range: Late Miocene
Scientific classification

Class:

Mammalia

Order:

Carnivora

Family:

Felidae

Genus:

Pratifelis

Species:

  • P. martini

Pratifelis martini is an extinct feline species that lived in North America during the Late Miocene epoch. A jawbone from the animal was first discovered by H. T. Martin in Wallace County, Kansas, in 1911, and paleontologist Claude W. Hibbard documented it as a new species.[1]

P. martini, a short-faced cat, was likely bigger than the modern cougar.[2]

References Edit

  1. ^ Hibbard, Claude W. (Apr. 26–28, 1934), "Two New Genera of Felidæ from the Middle Pliocene of Kansas", Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1903–) (Kansas Academy of Science) 37: 239–255, http://www.jstor.org/stable/3625308 
  2. ^ Lane, H. H. (December 1947), "Survey of the Fossil Vertebrates of Kansas: Part V: The Mammals (Continued)", Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1903–) (Kansas Academy of Science) 50 (3/4): 273–314, http://www.jstor.org/pss/3625600 


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