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Puma
Puma concolor Linnaeus, 1771

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Felidae - cats

Scientific synonyms

Felis concolor

Other names

= Cougar
= Mountain Lion

IUCN category:Least Concern
Temporal range:Middle Pleistocene - recent

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Echinococcus oligarthrus (Diesing, 1863)

prey: Orthoptera - grasshoppers, crickets and katydids, Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758 - Giant Anteater, Dasypodidae - armadillos, Dasyprocta Illiger, 1811 - agoutis

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Puma concolor anthonyi Nelson & Goldman, 1931 - Eastern South American cougar
subspecies Puma concolor cabreae Pocock, 1940 - Argentine puma
subspecies Puma concolor concolor Linnaeus, 1771 - Northern South American cougar

Puma concolor concolor - Northern South American cougar

subspecies Puma concolor costaricensis Merriam, 1901 - Costa Rican cougar
subspecies Puma concolor cougar Kerr, 1792 - North American Cougar

Puma concolor cougar - North American Cougar

subspecies Puma concolor puma Molina, 1782 - Southern South American puma

Puma concolor puma - Southern South American puma


Links and literature

EN ARKive [/puma/puma-concolor/]

ARKive [http://www.arkive.org]
Data retrieved on: 16 December 2010
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [18868]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Puma concolor Linnaeus, 1771]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771)]

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