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Smilodon

スミロドン

Smilodon

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Restoration of Smilodon

Characteristics
Era Cenozoic
Period Early Pleistocene - Late Pleistocene
Living Period 2.5 million - 10,000 years ago
Region North America and South America
Size Length: 2 m; Height: 1 m; Weight: 500 kg
First Appearance Chapter 2

Description

Smilodon ("saber-toothed cat" or "saber-toothed tiger"), is an extinct genus of machairodonts. This sabre-toothed cat was endemic to North America and South America, living from near the beginning through the very end of the Pleistocene epoch (2.5 mya-10,000 years ago). The species of Smilodon were among the largest felids ever to live; the heaviest specimens of the massively built carnivore S. populator may have exceeded 500 kg.

A fully-grown Smilodon weighed approximately 55 to 470 kg, depending on species. It had a short tail, powerful legs, muscular neck and long canines. Smilodon was more robustly built than any modern cat, comparable to a bear. The lumbar region of the back was proportionally short, and the lower limbs were shortened relative to the upper limbs in comparison with modern pantherine cats, suggesting that Smilodon was not a very fast runner.

Shirou's History Fact

A carnivorous feline that was about the same size as the modern day tiger. It had fangs of up to 25 cm in length which acted like saws and could open its mouth up to 120 degress. It was thought to be an ambush type of animal. After pouncing on its prey, it would bite into it with its fangs and let the prey bleed out. It's also said that the smilodon moved around in groups.

Chronology

Wonderful World arc

It killed a Diatryma that was attacking Akira's group.


Animal Battle arc

It attacked the base at the Obelix constantly. It also killed Hikime Shuu.

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