Panthera Leo Atrox Composite Articulated Right Manus Cast Replica Models

Panthera Leo Atrox Composite Articulated Right Manus Cast Replica Models

$117.00

Description

Panthera Leo Atrox Composite Articulated Right Manus Cast Replica Models measures 10 in. Museum quality Polyurethane resin cast made in the USA.

The American lion (Panthera atrox) is an extinct pantherine cat that lived in North America during the Pleistocene epoch about 340,000 to 11,000 years ago. Its fossils have been excavated from Alaska to Mexico. Genetic analysis has shown that the American lion and the Late Pleistocene Eurasian cave lion (Panthera spelaea) are sister lineages. It was about 25% larger than the modern lion, making it one of the largest known felids.

The American lion 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 American lion 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, 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.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 10 in
Pantera Leo Atrox Fossil

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Pantherinae
Genus: Panthera
Species: †P. atrox
Binomial name
†Panthera atrox
Conservation Status: Extinct

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