Historic DNA presents new view on saber-toothed cats’ previous

Researchers who’ve analyzed the entire mitochondrial genomes from historic samples representing two species of saber-toothed cats have a brand new tackle the animals’ historical past during the last 50,000 years. The info recommend that the saber-toothed cats shared a standard ancestor with all dwelling cat-like species about 20 million years in the past. The 2 saber-toothed cat species underneath research diverged from one another about 18 million years in the past.
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