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Honey Badger v Machaeroides eothen
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Honey Badger - Mellivora capensis
The honey badger (Mellivora capensis), also known as the ratel, is a species of mustelid native to Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. Despite its name, the honey badger does not closely resemble other badger species, instead bearing more anatomical similarities to weasels. It is classed as Least Concern by the IUCN due to its extensive range and general environmental adaptations. It is a primarily carnivorous species, and has few natural predators due to its thick skin and ferocious defensive abilities. The honey badger has a fairly long body, but is distinctly thick set and broad across the back. Its skin is remarkably loose, and allows it to turn and twist freely within it. The skin around the neck is 6 millimetres (0.24 in) thick, an adaptation to fighting conspecifics. The head is small and flat, with a short muzzle. The eyes are small, and the ears are little more than ridges on the skin, another possible adaptation to avoiding damage while fighting. The honey badger has short and sturdy legs, with five toes on each foot. The feet are armed with very strong claws, which are short on the hind legs and remarkably long on the forelimbs. It is a partially plantigrade animal whose soles are thickly padded and naked up to the wrists. The tail is short and is covered in long hairs, save for below the base. Adults measure 23 to 28 centimetres (9.1 to 11 in) in shoulder height and 68–75 cm in body length, with females being smaller than males. Males on average weigh 12 kg (up to 16 kilograms) (26 to 35 lb) while females weigh 9.1 kg. 

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Machaeroides eothen
Machaeroides ("dagger-like") is a genus of sabre-toothed creodont that lived during the Eocene. Its fossils were found in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It is the earliest known sabre-toothed mammal. Either species bore a passing, or superficial resemblance to a very small, dog-sized saber-toothed cat. Machaeroides could be distinguished from actual saber-toothed cats by their more-elongated skulls, and their plantigrade stance. Machaeroides species are distinguished from the closely related Apataelurus by the fact that the former genus had smaller saber-teeth. M. eothen weighed an estimated 10-14 kg, thus matching in size a smallish Staffordshire Terrier.

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Machaeroides canines were larger and pretty deadliest for killing more quickly then badger.
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(06-12-2019, 11:43 PM)onlyfaizy786 Wrote: Machaeroides canines were larger and pretty deadliest for killing more quickly then badger.
The same thing could be said of thr Tasmanian Devil, which you thought the female HB beats.
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No idea who wins here; I’m just glad one of the oldest forms of sabretooth was mentioned lol.
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(06-13-2019, 03:33 AM)Bloodborne Wrote:
(06-12-2019, 11:43 PM)onlyfaizy786 Wrote: Machaeroides canines were larger and pretty deadliest for killing more quickly then badger.
The same thing could be said of thr Tasmanian Devil, which you thought the female HB beats.

Tasmanian devil has saber-tooth canines? like machaeroides?
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(06-13-2019, 05:32 AM)onlyfaizy786 Wrote:
(06-13-2019, 03:33 AM)Bloodborne Wrote:
(06-12-2019, 11:43 PM)onlyfaizy786 Wrote: Machaeroides canines were larger and pretty deadliest for killing more quickly then badger.
The same thing could be said of thr Tasmanian Devil, which you thought the female HB beats.

Tasmanian devil has saber-tooth canines? like machaeroides?
Well, no, but it has a superior bite to a similarly sized badger by a pretty wide margin.
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(06-13-2019, 10:57 AM)Bloodborne Wrote:
(06-13-2019, 05:32 AM)onlyfaizy786 Wrote:
(06-13-2019, 03:33 AM)Bloodborne Wrote:
(06-12-2019, 11:43 PM)onlyfaizy786 Wrote: Machaeroides canines were larger and pretty deadliest for killing more quickly then badger.
The same thing could be said of thr Tasmanian Devil, which you thought the female HB beats.

Tasmanian devil has saber-tooth canines? like machaeroides?
Well, no, but it has a superior bite to a similarly sized badger by a pretty wide margin.
Then their is no comparison, i am always giving edge to sabertooth over other predators with almost similar in size and weapons.And i know
about devil's stronger jaw and their bite force. But they are smaller in size and weight then badger and machaeroides.
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Machaeroides eothen has larger canines but both are the same weight. I am a little undecided at the moment but I usually vote for extinct animals over extant animals (of similar species).
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