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    Dana Campbell commented on "Extinction":

    Might be good to move this article to "fossil history" category, and address the period in which it lived as well as potential reasons for its extinction.

    about 16 hours ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on "Description":

    Here is another (research-based) reference for body size of Smilodon species: Per Christiansen1,* and John M. Harris2 Body size of Smilodon (Mammalia: Felidae). Journal of Morphology Volume 266, Issue 3, pages 369–384, December 2005 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmor.10384/full

    about 16 hours ago

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    Dana Campbell marked "Extinction" as hidden on the "Smilodon Lund 1841" page.
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    about 16 hours ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on "Extinction":

    needs some clarification

    about 16 hours ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on "Extinction":

    It would be good if you mentioned that the genus Smilodon is extinct in your overview articles above. You don't give any info here about when Smilodon species lived or when it died off. Keep clear that Smilodon is a genus, not just one species. What do you mean by "a myth among many people?"; What do you mean by the colonization of South America? How were Smilodon opportunistic? (Smilodon species colonizing South America?) You have given very clear cut causes for extinction but you should be clear that causes are not fully understood and research is still investigating this. What is reference 5?? Spelling error: cuased.

    about 16 hours ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on "Description":

    Rather than saying "built like a bear" please be more descriptive. Heavier? More robust? It didn't actually have sabers in its mouth, it had saber-like, curved canine teeth. Please cut this sentence. These might be a well-known characteristic of Smilodon cats, but not it's "main characteristic." It would be great if you could reference a more scientific source. Your references 1 and 2 are somewhat questionable, and include no references on them. Info there may be correct but it should be verified. Your wikipedia source has a large list including more scientific websites, e.g. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/carnivora/sabretooth.html.

    about 16 hours ago

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    Dana Campbell marked "Smilodon" as hidden on the "Smilodon Lund 1841" page.
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    about 17 hours ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on "Smilodon":

    The term "successful" is not informative here.

    about 17 hours ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on "Smilodon's range":

    Hi Theodore, thank you for your contribution. The first sentence here, though, is not accurate. It is unclear what you mean by "very successful," but not all "successful" species have a large range. Could you please remove this sentence? Also, you make Smilodon sound like it is the species, but it is a genus composed of (probably) three species. When you use it as a genus name it should always be italicized. Finally, your last sentence of the third paragraph does not contribute useful information and should be removed.

    about 17 hours ago

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    Dana Campbell marked the classification from "Paleobiology Database" as preferred for "Smilodon Lund 1841".

    about 17 hours ago

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