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Puma concolor Linnaeus 1771 (puma)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Felidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51265

Alternative combination: Felis concolor

Synonyms: Felis bituminosa Merriam and Stock 1932 (no. 46511), Felis concolor hippolestes Merriam 1897 (no. 161543), Felis daggetti Merriam 1918 (no. 46514), Felis hawveri Stock 1918 (no. 46516), Felis hippolestes Merriam 1897 (no. 161244), Felis oregonensis Rafinesque 1832 (no. 161383)

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

Sister taxon: Puma yagouaroundi

Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): P3 15.8 x 8.8, P4 22.8 x 12.1, m1 17.0 x 8.4, C 13.8 x 11.2, femur length 227.8, femur diameter 16.6, humerus length 182.5, humerus diameter 23.2, radius length 170.8, radius diameter 12.4, tibia length 222.2, tibia diameter 19.6, ulna length 191.6

Estimated body mass: 34.4 kg based on femur diameter, femur length, humerus diameter, humerus length, tibia diameter, tibia length, and ulna length