Body size of Smilodon (Mammalia: Felidae)

@article{Christiansen2005BodySO,
  title={Body size of Smilodon (Mammalia: Felidae)},
  author={Per Christiansen and John M. Harris},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={2005},
  volume={266}
}
The body masses of the three large saber‐toothed machairodontines, Smilodon gracilis, S. fatalis, and S. populator, were estimated on the basis of 36 osteological variables from the appendicular skeleton of extant felids. A new model is introduced that takes the reliability of the predictor equations into account, since mass estimates are more reliable when computed from multiple variables per bone. At a body mass range of 55–100 kg, S. gracilis was comparable in size to extant jaguars, and S… 
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