Named By: Miklós Kretzoi - 1938.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Nimravidae.
Species: E. edwardsii (type), E. giganteus.
Size: Estimated around 120 to 160 centimetres long depending upon the species.
Known locations: France, Quercy.
Time period: Late Eocene to Oligocene.
Fossil representation: Several specimens.
Eofelis is one of the better known nimravids from Western Europe. Initially there was only one species but re-evaluation of the known fossils has determined that the larger specimens are actually those of a distinct species from the smaller remains, leading to the creation of E. giganteus.