“Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives” puts the evolutionary history of big cats in a global context

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The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives By Alan Turner The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives By Mauricio Antone By Li Yu Whiskers — a Facial feature of the Cat Family Whiskers are widespread in the living cats of the order Carnivore,Suggesting that this may be a primitive condition they shared with extinct carnivorous or feline members.If whiskers help living cats accurately kill their prey, then it is at least logical to assume that the extinct saber-toothed tigers also had a good sense of where their prey was relative to their teeth, thus avoiding injury in the process.As mentioned earlier, whiskers play an important role in the correct orientation of the domestic cat’s attack to bite the neck of a mouse while blindfolded.Meanwhile, the sensory nerves that carry the whiskers’ information to the domestic cats almost always pass through the suborbital foramen.Therefore, we can infer that cats with a specialized (large aperture) suborbital foramen may have developed neural tracts that pass through the suborbital foramen and reach the root of the whiskers.Such large orbitofrontal foramen are also found in some known skulls, notably those of saber-toothed groups such as the blade-toothed tiger and the giant chin tiger.So when we reconstructed fossil cats, we painted the same whiskers.Why did cats, mysterious and fascinating creatures that once roamed the vast landscape and stood near the top of the food chain, escape extinction?Turner, a paleontologist from the American Museum of Nature, and Anton, a scientific illustrator at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid, Spain, offer unique and compelling accounts of living and extinct big cats.The book describes in detail the various species and their differences from the perspectives of anatomical structure, living habits and predatory behavior, showing the charm of the big cat in all aspects, and thereby deducing the function and behavior of extinct species.Finally, the book places the evolutionary history of big cats in a global context and discusses the key factors that influenced their evolution and extinction.Each chapter draws on extensive readings, both for taxonomic and anatomical studies and for feline understanding of these species.Mai Bei mall – authentic products at low prices, express delivery timely, a comprehensive online shopping mall to buy and sell babies