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Re: Simple question, but dont know the ansewr



dachande wrote: 

"How where the saber toothed cats like smilodon clasified, are they clasified 
in the same family as modern cats, or do they belong to another more primitive 
family?" 

...Smilodon is in the supergroup, Felidae, as suspected. Often it is seperated 
into the subgroup
"Machairodontinae". Here are a few helpful sites to check out. 

http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/agarman/bco/class.htm 

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/carnivora/sabretooth.html 

Good luck! 
Paul