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Puma lacustris

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Taxonomy
Felis lacustris was named by Gazin (1933). Its type specimen is USNM 12611, a mandible, and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Lynx lacustris by Savage (1960) and Hulbert (1992); it was recombined as Puma lacustris by Seymour (1999).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1933Felis lacustris Gazin p. 251 figs. 1, 2
1960Lynx lacustris Savage
1970Felis lacustris Bjork
1980Felis lacustris Kurten and Anderson p. 195
1992Lynx lacustris Hulbert, Jr.
1999Puma lacustris Seymour

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderFeliformiaKretzoi 1945
superfamilyAeluroideaFlower 1869
familyFelidae
subfamilyFelinaeTrouessart 1885
genusPumaJardine 1834
specieslacustris()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
C. L. Gazin 1933ize of mandible smaller than average of Felis concolor.
Symphysis shallow, with rounded anterior margin not projecting downward so markedly as in F. concolor. Canine short and robust. Cheek-teeth slender with premolars relatively narroweranteriorly and carnassial small.