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Panthera onca augusta

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Mammalia
Family  Felidae
Rank  Subspecies
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Carnivora
Genus  Panthera
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Similar  European jaguar, Panthera onca hernandesii, Central American jaguar, Tuscany lion, Panthera palaeosinensis

Panthera onca augusta, commonly known as the Pleistocene North American jaguar, is an extinct subspecies of the jaguar that was endemic to North and South America during the Pleistocene epoch (1.8 mya–11,000 years ago).

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Morphology

Two specimens were examined by Legendre and Roth for body mass. The first specimen was estimated to have a weight of 34.9 kg (77 lb). The second was estimated to have a weight of 97 kg (210 lb).

Fossil distribution

Fossils have been uncovered from Cueva del Milodon, Chile, Piaui, Brazil, and north to Adams County, Washington, Fentress County, Tennessee, and Van Buren County, Tennessee.

References

Panthera onca augusta Wikipedia


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