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species

Puma
Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771)

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

Scientific synonyms

Felis concolor

Other names

= Cougar
= Mountain Lion

Least Concern
Temporal range:Middle Pleistocene - recent

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Images

Puma concolor cougar - North American Cougar

Puma concolor cougar - North American Cougar

Author: Pfitzer, D.W.

Puma concolor cougar - North American Cougar

Puma concolor cougar - North American Cougar

Author: Gentry, George

Puma concolor - Puma

Author: Huc Marian

Puma concolor - Puma

Author: Mgr.Špačková Lucie

juvenile animal

Puma concolor - Puma

Author: Mirek Heran

Puma concolor - North American Cougar

Author: Mirek Heran

Puma concolor - North American Cougar

Author: Mirek Heran

skull

Puma concolor - Puma

Author: Pavel Zuber

Puma concolor - North American Cougar

Author: Pavel Zuber

Puma concolor - North American Cougar

Author: Pavel Zuber

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Echinococcus oligarthrus (Diesing, 1863)

prey: Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758 - Giant Anteater, Lama guanicoe (Müller, 1776) - Guanaco, Dasyprocta Illiger, 1811 - agoutis

Included 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

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

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

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Links and literature

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
DE Zootier-Lexikon [152:puma-concolor&Itemid=247]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
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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