Named By: Eaton - 1922.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Nimravidae.
Species: D. crassus (type).
Known locations: USA, Oregon - John Day Formation.
Time period: Throughout the Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Dinaelurus is little known nimravid that is so far only known from the John Day Formation in Oregon, USA. Other North American nimravids that Dinaelurus could have possibly come into contact with include Hoplophoneus, Dinictis, Eusmilus and particularly the type genus of the Nimravidae, Nimravus.