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Paleo Art: Naegle's Giant American Cat [P. atrox]

by Tailon

Tailon More giant extinct mammals! This time it's the giant cat, Panthera atrox, which has alternately been known as the American Lion, and the Giant Jaguar, both of which are nonsense appellations, as any actual common name would be based on the appearance of a living animal, not skeletal anatomy.

In any case, this was referenced off of this specimen at the La Brea Tar Pits.