genetics

Scimitar-Toothed Cats Hunted Prey to Exhaustion, DNA Study Suggests

Scimitar-Toothed Cats Hunted Prey to Exhaustion, DNA Study Suggests

Scientists have mapped the entire nuclear genome of a saber-toothed cat species known as Homotherium latidens, also called the scimitar-toothed cat. The resulting DNA analysis suggests these Pleistocene predators were fearsome pack hunters capable of running for long distances as they chased their prey to exhaustion.