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The Sabertooth Tiger
Classification













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All animals are classified by scientists into groups of organization according to anatomy and evolutionary relationships.  This science is called Taxonomy.  The following is the taxonomy of the Sabertooth Tiger.
















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Sabertooth Tiger Classification:

Kingdom:       Animalia      (Animals)
 
Phylum:        Chordata      (Chordates)
 
             Sub-Phylum:      Vertabrata      (Vertabrates)
 
Class:           Mammalia    (Mammals)
 
Order:           Carnivora      (Ursadaes, Felines, Canines, Mustelids)
 
Family:          Felidae        (Felines)
            
              Sub-Family:       Machairodontinae        (Extinct Felines)
 
Genus:          Smilodon      (Sabertoothed cats)
 
Species:        Smilodon fatalis    (Sabertooth tigers**)

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**Despite its name of "tiger" it not closely related to present day tigers, which belong to the Genus: Pantherus.  It merely shares the name.