First Record of Puma concolor (Mammalia, Felidae) in the Early-Middle Pleistocene of South America

  title={First Record of Puma concolor (Mammalia, Felidae) in the Early-Middle Pleistocene of South America},
  author={Nicol{\'a}s R. Chimento and Alejandro Dondas},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
Felidae is represented in South America by approximately ten species, belonging to three main phylogenetic lineages: the Ocelot lineage, the Puma lineage, and the Panthera lineage. Pumas (Puma concolor) and jaguarundis (Puma yagouaroundi), together with the African cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus), compose the puma lineage. Paleontological knowledge about Puma concolor in North and South America is mainly restricted to the late Pleistocene and Holocene. In this contribution, we describe the first… 

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