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Children's LiteratureSaber-toothed cats once roamed our earth, their teeth were shaped like a curved sword or scimitar. Thus the name of the scimitar cat evolved to name the more than 35 kinds of cats with these kind of teeth. These cats were fast, deadly hunters. Comparing their fossils to modern day relatives allows scientists to imagine what their life was like. They lived in a time with woolly mammoths, giant sloths, dire wolves and rhinos. The French Scientist, Georges Cuvier first thought the scimitar cat's teeth were bear teeth. He was later proven wrong. An "Important Words" section serves as a glossary of terms. The reader is encouraged to look for more information on the publisher's web site. This book is part of the "Prehistoric Animals" series. 2003, Buddy Books/ABDO Publishing Company, Ages 4 to 8.
— Barbara Youngblood