The researchers found that the cat species (a leopard-sized Promegantereon ogygia and a much larger, lion-sized Machairodus aphanistus) lived together in a woodland area. They likely hunted the same prey, horses and wild boar. In this habitat, the small saber-toothed cats could have used tree cover to avoid encountering the larger ones. The bear dog hunted antelope in a more open area that overlapped the cats’ territory, but was slightly separated.
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