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Sabre-tooth cat is named in tribute to University of Cape Town’s scientific luminary

# University of Cape Town’s paleobiologist Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan has had a sabre-tooth cat species named after her. Chinsamy-Turan of the Department of Biological Sciences has been acknowledged for her groundbreaking work in deciphering the biology of animals that inhabited the West Coast five to seven million years ago. The fossilised remains of the species were unearthed alongside another new species in the West Coast Fossil Park near the Langebaanweg Air Force Base. This genus has also been discovered in locations spanning Kenya and Chad.