"Hello and welcome to the very first installment of 'The Origin of Species, Digimon!'.
What he is based off is obvious. But it is interesting to note that he is not a Saber-Toothed Tiger, but a Saber-Toothed Lion. The thing about that is, Saber-Toothed Lions don't exist. And they never have.
He looks remarkably like a Lion. Nothing like a tiger.
He is actually based of the Smilodon Californicus.
A species of Smilodon or otherwise called Saber-Toothed Tigers, that is more like a lion than a tiger.
They survived around 1.6 million to 10,000 Years ago.
The size of a Siberian Tiger. They stood around 1 metre high at shoulder point.
They weighed around 160 to 280 kg (350 to 620 lbs).
They also have the ability to go VERY fast.
SaberLeomon has the ability to go at Mach Speed.
Tune in next time for the second installment of 'The Origin of Species, Digimon!'"