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Eusmilus

Eusmilus

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Restoration of Eusmilus

Characteristics
Era Cenozoic
Period Late Eocene - Early Oligocene
Living Period 37.2 Million - 28.4 Million years ago
Region North America, Europe, and Asia
Size 2.5m long
First Appearance Chapter 75

Description

Eusmilus ('true sabre') is a prehistoric genus of the family Nimravidae, subfamily Nimravinae endemic to North America, Europe,and Asia during the Late Eocene-Early Oligocene epochs (37.2-28.4 mya), existing for approximately 8.8 million years.

Eusmilus had a long body and was about as tall as a leopard. It had developed long saber teeth and looked like a saber-toothed cat, but was actually a so-called 'false saber-tooth'. Most were leopard-sized and rather long-bodied and short-legged compared to modern leopards. Some reached 2.5 metres long. Eusmilus had lost many other teeth, possessing only 26 instead of the 44 usually seen in carnivore mammals. Its mouth could open to an angle of 90 degrees, allowing the creature to properly use its saber teeth. Bony flanges projected from Eusmilus ' lower jaw to protect the sabers. There is fossil evidence of conflict between Eusmilus and Nimravus, another genus of nimravid.

Shirou's History Fact

Eusmilus were sometimes called the "false sabre-tooth". Some were as small as lynxes while others were over 2m in length. They differ from the Smilodon, who are in the Felidae family, as they belong to the Nimravidae family. Large sized ones had fangs of up to 18cm and there is a protuberance in the bony tissue in the lower jaw for the fangs. Its relatively large body is long, while its four limbs are short. Its jaw can open 90 degrees and like Smilodons, it uses its long fangs to pierce and kill its prey. It was one of the most powerful hunters back in its time.

Chronology

Gigantopithecus arc

A single Eusmilus tried to attack a Gigantopithecus in the giant jungle, but as its fangs couldn't penetrate the hide of the Gigantopithecus, it was killed by the Gigantopithecus instead in the end.

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