Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771)

Álvarez-Córdova, Fernando & Fernández, Jesús A., 2021, Medium-sized and large mammals of the pine-oak forests and grasslands of the Rancho Experimental Teseachi in Chihuahua, Mexico, Check List 17 (2), pp. 669-681 : 676

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.2.669

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scientific name

Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771)
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Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771)

Cougar, Mountain Lion

Figure 2E

Material examined. MEXICO – Chihuahua • 1; Municipality of Namiquipa ; 28°47′18″N, 107°28′36″W; eleva- tion 2,121 m a.s.l.; 14 October 2019; obs. F. Álvarez-Córdova; UACH-CF-6119 GoogleMaps .

Identification. This is a large cat with a long tail and no spots. The head and ears are small and rounded. The dorsal color is reddish brown, and the underparts are whitish ( Currier 1983).

Distribution. Central, southwestern Canada; central, northwest USA, through most of Mexico to southern South America ( Currier 1983). Recorded habitats in Chihuahua are quebradas, sierras, and valleys.

Remarks. Puma is the second largest felid in Mexico, second only to Jaguar, Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758) . Based on current records for Chihuahua (López- González and García-Mendoza 2012), both species are not sympatric because Jaguar records are restricted to the quebradas.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Felidae

Genus

Puma