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Tag: The Other Saber-tooths: Scimitar-tooth Cats of the Western Hemisphere
Illustration of a smilodon with elephants
It’s safe to say NIU biological sciences professor Virginia Naples has a fascination with cats. She keeps two tabbies at her Hampshire, Ill., home. She also has focused her research on cats that were anything but cute and cuddly—the prehistoric saber-tooths. Naples and two colleagues—Larry Martin of the University of Kansas and fossil hunter John...