Extinction chronology of the cave lion Panthera spelaea

  title={Extinction chronology of the cave lion Panthera spelaea},
  author={Anthony J. Stuart and Adrian M Lister},
  journal={Quaternary Science Reviews},
Abstract The cave lion, Panthera spelaea , was widespread across northern Eurasia and Alaska/Yukon during the Late Pleistocene. Both morphology and DNA indicate an animal distinct from modern lions (probably at the species level) so that its disappearance in the Late Pleistocene should be treated as a true extinction. New AMS radiocarbon dates directly on cave lion from across its range, together with published dates from other studies – totalling 111 dates – indicate extinction across Eurasia… Expand

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