Reconstructed skeleton of a Saber-tooth Cat (Smilodon californicus) | Earl Scott/Getty Images

DNA Reveals Link Between Saber-Toothed Cats and Domestic Felines

Genetic analysis of saber-toothed cats also suggests that the fierce predators may have greeted early humans as they migrated to Europe.

Artist depiction of a Homotherium | Binia De Cahsan
A homotherium fossil recovered from the North Sea | Natural History Museum Rotterdam