Name: Paramachairodus ‭(‬near Machairodus‭)‬.
Phonetic: Pah-rah-mak-air-o-dus.
Named By: Pilgrim‭ ‬-‭ ‬1913.
Synonyms: Pontosmilus,‭ ‬Protamphimachairodus,‭ ‬Propontosmilus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Felidae,‭ ‬Machairodontinae,‭ ‬Smilodontini.
Species: P.‭ ‬maximiliani,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬orientalis,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬transasiaticus.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: About‭ ‬58‭ ‬centimetres tall at the shoulder.
Known locations: Bulgaria.‭ ‬China.‭ ‬Greece.‭ ‬Spain.‭ ‬Turkey.‭ ‬USA.
Time period: Miocene to Pliocene.‭
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.

       Paramachairodus is a genus of sabre-toothed cat that lived during the Miocene/Pliocene.‭ ‬The Paramachairodus genus represents one of the first true sabre-toothed cats to appear.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Aspects of the functional morphology in the cranial and cervical skeleton of the sabre-toothed cat Paramachairodus ogygia‭ (‬Kaup,‭ ‬1832‭) (‬Felidae,‭ ‬Machairodontinae‭) ‬from the Late Miocene of Spain:‭ ‬implications for the origins of the machairodont killing bite.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.‭ ‬144‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬363‭–‬377.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Manuel J.‭ ‬Salesa,‭ ‬Mauricio Antón,‭ ‬Alan Turner‭ & ‬Jorge Morales‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.
-‭ ‬Systematic revision of the Late Miocene sabre‭‐‬toothed felid Paramachaerodus in Spain.Palaeontology,‭ ‬53‭(‬6‭)‬,‭ ‬1369-1391.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Salesa,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Anton,‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Turner,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Alcala,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Montoya‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬Morales‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
-‭ ‬A new species of Paramachaerodus‭ (‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Carnivora,‭ ‬Felidae‭) ‬from the late Miocene of China and Bulgaria,‭ ‬and revision of Promegantereon Kretzoi,‭ ‬1938‭ ‬and Paramachaerodus Pilgrim,‭ ‬1913.‭ & ‬PalZ.‭ ‬91‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬409.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Li‭ & ‬N.‭ ‬Spassov‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.


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