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Panthera leo Linnaeus 1758 (lion)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Felidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 49734

Alternative combination: Felis leo

Synonym: Felis imperialis Leidy 1873 (taxon 46518)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Panthera according to W. E. Johnson et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Panthera (Jaguarius), Panthera blytheae, Panthera gombaszoegensis, Panthera onca, Panthera pardus, Panthera tigris, Panthera uncia

Subtaxa: Felis leo spelaea

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 26.0 x 12.8, body length 1610.0, femur length 313.4, femur diameter 27.3, humerus length 275.0, humerus diameter 36.8, metacarpal III length 102.0, metatarsal III length 117.0, radius length 250.0, radius diameter 23.3, scapula 210.0 x 133.0, skull 325.4 x 219.0, tibia length 289.4, tibia diameter 28.8, ulna length 312.4

Estimated body mass: 103.9 kg based on femur diameter, femur length, humerus diameter, humerus length, tibia diameter, tibia length, and ulna length