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The Nimravidae ("Ancestors of (King) Nimrod (The Hunter)")is a family of extinct carnivores, many genera of which bore a strong resemblance to the [[Machairodontinae|sabertoothed tigers]].  The nimravids diverged from the [[Felidae|felid]]s during the early [[Eocene]], and would spread from North America and Eurasia, and eventually become extinct near the end of the [[Miocene]], possibly due to climatic changes and competition from true cats, true sabertooths, and [[Canidae|canid]]s.

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