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Panthera atrox or American cave lion is an extinct pantherine cat that lived in North America during the Pleistocene epoch about 340,000 to 11,000 years ago.
American Cave Lion is another name for the Panthera Atrox is also known as North American lion. Its fossils have been excavated from Alaska to Mexico. It was about 25 percent larger than the modern lion, making it one of the largest known felids.
Panthera atrox is estimated to have measured 5 ft 3 in to 8 ft 2 in. from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail and stood 3.9 ft. at the shoulder.
About 80 Panthera atrox or individuals have been recovered from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, so their morphology is well known.
Their features strongly resemble those of american modern lions, but they were considerably larger, and are believed to have been the largest species of lion.
Preserved skin remains found with skeletal material thought to be from the American lion in caves in the Argentine Patagonia indicate that the animal was reddish in color.
Cave paintings from El Ceibo in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina seem to confirm this, and reduce the possibility of confusion with fossil jaguars, as similar cave paintings accurately depict the jaguar as yellow in color.
About 80 individuals have been recovered from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, so their morphology is well known.
Their features strongly resemble those of modern lions, but they were considerably larger, similar to P. spelaea and the Pleistocene Natodomeri lion of eastern Africa.
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