Puma Jardine 1834 (cougar)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Parent taxon: Felinae according to W. E. Johnson et al. 2006

See also Alroy 2002, Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser 2017, Martin 1998 and Salles et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Acinonyx, Caracal, Catopuma, Felini, Felis, Herpailurus, Leopardus, Leptailurus, Lynx, Miracinonyx, Neofelis, Otocolobus, Panthera, Pardofelis, Pratifelis, Prionailurus, Sivapanthera

Subtaxa: Puma concolor Puma lacustris Puma yagouaroundi

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (3 collections), Bolivia (1), Brazil (5), Chile (1), Ecuador (1), Mexico (2), Panama (1), Peru (2), United States (27: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming), Uruguay (1), Venezuela (1)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (14: California, Idaho, Texas, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Georgia (1)

Total: 62 collections including 67 occurrences

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