Nimravus is an extinct genus of mammal with a possible relation to felines. Its name is referred to Biblical character Nimrod the Hunter, thus 'Nimravus should mean "Nimrod's ancestor". Nimravids have been found in France and parts of North America from the early Oligocene to early Miocene. Some were 1.2 metres (4 ft) long. With its sleek body, it may have resembled the modern caracal, although it had a longer back and more dog-like feet with partially retractile claws. It competed with other false sabre-tooths such as Eusmilus. A Nimravus skull, found in North America, had been pierced in the forehead region, the hole exactly matching the dimensions of Eusrnilus sabre tooth; Nimravus survived as the wound showed signs of healing. It probably hunted birds and small mammals, ambushing them like modern cats, rather than chasing them down. Fossil range: Early Oligocene to Early Miocene.Drawing is accredited to trhe Palaeo Artist Karen Carr. READ ALSO FOR:Dinailurictis: Dinailurictis is a member of Nimravidae family "false sabre tooths", subfamily Nimrvinae. It lived during Late Oligocene in Europe.READ ALSO FOR:Quercylurus:Quercylurus is a nimravid "false sabre tooth" belonging to subfamily Nimravinae which lived during Late Oligocene in Europe. It was probably 1 m high. There is only one known specimen of this genus - Quercylurus major. READ ALSO FOR:Pogodon:Pogonodon (meaning "beard tooth") was a genus of saber-toothed cats belonging to the Nimravidae, an extinct carnivoran family that strongly resembled the modern Felidae in overall appearance. Pogonodon is known from the Late Oligocene of North America.