Panthera leo spelaea (cave lion)

Panthera leo spelaea (cave lion)

6W. Panthera (Leo) spelaea, the cave lion, is the one in the middle; males did not have manes. (If you want to make your head hurt, dive into the discussion boards about relative sizes of various felines, past and present.) -- In "Clan...." we meet the cave lion early on and his presence is felt throughout, as he comes to symbolize Ayla in the way the cave bear does for the clan.

6W. Panthera (Leo) spelaea, the cave lion, is the one in the middle; males did not have manes. (If you want to make your head hurt, dive into the discussion boards about relative sizes of various felines, past and present.) -- In "Clan...." we meet the cave lion early on and his presence is felt throughout, as he comes to symbolize Ayla in the way the cave bear does for the clan.

Panthera Leo spelaea also known as European or Eurasian Cave Lion, ranged from Northern Asia to Europe and Southern Asia, extinct as of 10000 BC.

Panthera Leo spelaea also known as European or Eurasian Cave Lion, ranged from Northern Asia to Europe and Southern Asia, extinct as of 10000 BC.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Panthera_leo_spelaea_in_Vienna.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Panthera_leo_spelaea_in_Vienna.jpg

The American lion (Panthera leo atrox or P. atrox) — also known as the North American lion, Naegele’s giant jaguar or American cave lion — is an extinct lion of the family Felidae, endemic to North America and northwestern South America during the Pleistocene epoch (0.34 mya to 11,000 years ago), existing for approximately 0.33 million years.[1] It has been shown by genetic analysis to be a sister lineage to the Eurasian cave lion (Panthera leo spelaea or P. spelaea).[2]@Wikipedia.org

The American lion (Panthera leo atrox or P. atrox) — also known as the North American lion, Naegele’s giant jaguar or American cave lion — is an extinct lion of the family Felidae, endemic to North America and northwestern South America during the Pleistocene epoch (0.34 mya to 11,000 years ago), existing for approximately 0.33 million years.[1] It has been shown by genetic analysis to be a sister lineage to the Eurasian cave lion (Panthera leo spelaea or P. spelaea).[2]@Wikipedia.org

The skull of a cave lion (Panthera leo spelaea) (Credit: Didier Descouens)

The lost beasts that roamed Britain during the ice age

Cave Lion (Panthera leo spelaea)Edit Creator: Ultamateterex2 UXP: None Status: Available Release...

Cave Lion (Ultamateterex2)

Cave Lion (Panthera leo spelaea)Edit Creator: Ultamateterex2 UXP: None Status: Available Release...

Cave lions (Panthera leo spelaea) were fierce predators (Credit: Hemis/Alamy)

The lost beasts that roamed Britain during the ice age

Cave lions (Panthera leo spelaea) were fierce predators (Credit: Hemis/Alamy)

Panthera leo spelaea - Eurasian Cave Lion This extinct subspecies of lion lived from 370,000 to 10,000 years ago (until the end of the last Ice Age / Pleistocene Period). Its habitat ranged from Europe to the Yukon territory, over the Bering land bridge. It was one of the largest subspecies of lion, and is believed to be 8-10% larger than modern African lions. They weighed 700-800lbs, were approximately 1.2m at the shoulder and had a head-body length of 2.1m.

Panthera leo spelaea - Eurasian Cave Lion This extinct subspecies of lion lived from 370,000 to 10,000 years ago (until the end of the last Ice Age / Pleistocene Period). Its habitat ranged from Europe to the Yukon territory, over the Bering land bridge. It was one of the largest subspecies of lion, and is believed to be 8-10% larger than modern African lions. They weighed 700-800lbs, were approximately 1.2m at the shoulder and had a head-body length of 2.1m.

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