In a new study scientist describe newly discovered saber tooth tiger—it lived in North America between 5-9 million years ago. It weighed up to 900lbs and hunted pretty that weighed anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000lbs!
Researchers completed a detailed comparison of seven previously unclassified fossil samples with previously classified fossils and bone samples from all over the world to help them define the new species.
Their findings looked at the elbow portion of the humerus and teeth. This suggested a larger saber-toothed cat whose very large forearms enabled them to pacify their prey.
The new saber-toothed cat scientists identified probably weighed an average of 600lbs (up to 900lbs in the largest cases, theoretically) and could take down prey possibly as large as ten times its own weight. This makes it one of the largest know cats in history that could take down bison-sized prey.