Computed tomography reveals hip dysplasia in the extinct Pleistocene saber-tooth cat Smilodon

@article{Balisi2021ComputedTR,
  title={Computed tomography reveals hip dysplasia in the extinct Pleistocene saber-tooth cat Smilodon},
  author={Mairin A. Balisi and Abhinav K. Sharma and Carrie M. Howard and Christopher A. Shaw and Robert Klapper and Emily L. Lindsey},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2021},
  volume={11}
}
Reconstructing the behavior of extinct species is challenging, particularly for those with no living analogues. However, damage preserved as paleopathologies on bone can record how an animal moved in life, potentially reflecting behavioral patterns. Here, we assess hypothesized etiologies of pathology in a pelvis and associated right femur of a Smilodon fatalis saber-toothed cat, one of the best-studied species from the Pleistocene-age Rancho La Brea asphalt seeps, California, USA, using… 

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