Panthera leo spelaea (cave lion)

Panthera leo spelaea (cave lion)

6W. Panthera (Leo) spelaea, the cave lion, is the one in the middle; males did not have manes. (If you want to make your head hurt, dive into the discussion boards about relative sizes of various felines, past and present.) -- In "Clan...." we meet the cave lion early on and his presence is felt throughout, as he comes to symbolize Ayla in the way the cave bear does for the clan.

6W. Panthera (Leo) spelaea, the cave lion, is the one in the middle; males did not have manes. (If you want to make your head hurt, dive into the discussion boards about relative sizes of various felines, past and present.) -- In "Clan...." we meet the cave lion early on and his presence is felt throughout, as he comes to symbolize Ayla in the way the cave bear does for the clan.

The cave Lion, Panthera leo spelaea (1810) Phylum : Chordata Class : Mammalia Order : Carnivora Family : Felidae Genus : Panthera Species : P. leo Subspecies : P.l. spelaea • Late Pleistocene (500 000 - 20 000 years) • 2,1 m long and 350 kg (size) •...

The cave Lion, Panthera leo spelaea (1810) Phylum : Chordata Class : Mammalia Order : Carnivora Family : Felidae Genus : Panthera Species : P. leo Subspecies : P.l. spelaea • Late Pleistocene (500 000 - 20 000 years) • 2,1 m long and 350 kg (size) •...

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The skull of a cave lion (Panthera leo spelaea) (Credit: Didier Descouens)

The lost beasts that roamed Britain during the ice age

The skull of a cave lion (Panthera leo spelaea) (Credit: Didier Descouens)

Panthera leo spelaea in Pleistocene Europe by David Wentworth

Panthera leo spelaea in Pleistocene Europe by David Wentworth

Panthera spelaea by Rom-u.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Panthera spelaea by Rom-u.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

American Lion skeleton from the La Brea tar pits at the George C. Page Museum…

American Lion skeleton from the La Brea tar pits at the George C. Page Museum…

Panthera leo spelaea (cave lion)

Panthera leo spelaea (cave lion)

Cave Lion (Panthera leo spelaea)Edit Creator: Ultamateterex2 UXP: None Status: Available Release...

Cave Lion (Ultamateterex2)

Cave Lion (Panthera leo spelaea)Edit Creator: Ultamateterex2 UXP: None Status: Available Release...

Cave lions (Panthera leo spelaea) were fierce predators (Credit: Hemis/Alamy)

The lost beasts that roamed Britain during the ice age

Cave lions (Panthera leo spelaea) were fierce predators (Credit: Hemis/Alamy)

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