Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950: 946

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D772-BD68-FCDD-FBC61E4CFA11

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771)
status

 

Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771)  

Figure 2J

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Pro- vince, Piedras Blancas National Park ; stations ID 2–4, 7, 11, 13,17, 19, 21 ( Table 3); first capture on 16 July 2016; camera trap photos   .

Identification. The Puma   is a large cat that varies in color from pale to reddish brown. Puma   often have black and white facial markings and a black tip on the tail ( Wainwright and Arias 2007). It may be confused with the reddish-brown Herpailurus yagouaroundi   but is considerably larger.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Felidae

Genus

Puma