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Sabertooth (Life of the Past)

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With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What's more, there were other sabertooths that were not cats, animals with exotic names like nimravids, barbourofelids, and thylacosmilids. Some were no taller than a domestic cat, others were larger than a lion, and some were as weird as their names suggest. Sabertooths continue to pose questions even for specialists. What did they look like? How did they use their spectacular canine teeth? And why did they finally go extinct? In this visual and intellectual treat of a book, Mauricio Antón tells their story in words and pictures, all scrupulously based on the latest scientific research. The book is a glorious wedding of science and art that celebrates the remarkable diversity of the life of the not-so-distant past.

About the Author

Mauricio Antón has painted paleo murals for the Sabadell Museum in Spain, the Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and the American Museum of Natural History. He has coauthored and illustrated numerous books, including Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History; The National Geographic Book of Prehistoric Mammals; Evolving Eden; Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids; and The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. What is a Sabertooth?

2. The Ecology of Sabertooths

3. A "Who's Who" of Sabertooths

4. Sabertooths as Living Predators

5. Extinctions

Suggested Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253010421
Author:
Anton, Mauricio
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
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Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Evolution; Natural History; Paleontology; Science
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Life of the Past
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
149 color illus.
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
10.27 x 7.45 x 1.02 in

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» Science and Mathematics » Biology » Evolution
» Science and Mathematics » Biology » Zoology » Mammals
» Science and Mathematics » Geology » Dinosaurs
» Science and Mathematics » Geology » Fossils
» Science and Mathematics » Geology » Paleontology
» Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » Wild Cats

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