North American cougar

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North American cougar[1]
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Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Felidae
Genus: Puma
Species: P. concolor
Subspecies: P. c. couguar
Trinomial name
Puma concolor couguar
(Kerr, 1792)

The North American cougar (Puma concolor couguar), is the cougar subspecies ance commonly foond in eastren North Americae an still prevalent in the wastren hauf o the continent.

As well as several previous subspecies o cougar o the western Unitit States an wastren Canadae, Puma concolor couguar encompasses the remainin populations o the eastren cougar, whaur the cat wis kent as the panther an aw, the anerly unequivocally kent o which is the creetically endangered Florida panther population. Mony extinct populations, such as the Wisconsin cougar, which wis extirpatit in 1925, are includit in the subspecies an aw.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 544–545. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. {{{assessors}}} (1996). Puma concolor ssp. couguar. 2006. IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 2007-02-07. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this subspecies is critically endangered and the criteria used

Sources[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Wright, Bruce S. The Eastern Panther: A Question of Survival. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin and Company, 1972.

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