Thursday, May 5, 2011

American Lion

The American lion also known as the North American lion or American cave lion, is an extinct feline of the family Felidae, endemic to North America during the Pleistocene epoch 1.8 mya to 11,000 years ago, existing for approximately 1.79 million years.This subspecies is closely related to the Eurasian cave lion.

The American lion was one of the largest types of cat ever to have existed, and the largest lion in history, slightly larger than the Early Middle Pleistocene primitive cave lion, Panthera leo fossilis, and about twenty-five percent larger than the modern African lion.

Source: Wikipedia


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