American lion


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American lion

[ə′mer·ə·kən ′lī·ən]
(vertebrate zoology)
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She and co-author Ryan Haupt of the University of Wyoming analyzed the teeth of ancient cougars, saber-tooth cats and American lions excavated from the famous La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
The will of the people is a recurring theme in American Lion.
Geographic Distribution of Panthera leo atrox in Mexico--The American lion, P.
The first chapter of American Lion provides a concise account of Jackson's wretched early life in the Carolinas after his birth in 1767, beginning with the deaths of his parents and his two brothers and his cruel boyhood service against the British in the Revolution.
Meacham in his book American Lion says: "Elizabeth Jackson cast a long shadow in the life of her only surviving son.
We are a middle power, in spite of our token participation in the G8, and ought to take up our responsibilities in that light, not by serving as jackal to the American lion.
Big cats such as the American cheetah (Acinonyx trumani) and American lion (Panthera leo atrox) once roamed the plains, as did mammoths, mastodons, wild horses and the first camels.
Non-aggressive native cougars, also known as mountain lions, pumas, ghost of the forest, deer tiger and the American lion, have inhabited the forests of the eastern U.
Three were herbivores--the western horse, the ancient bison, and the 2-meter-tall Harlan's ground sloth-and four were predators--the dire wolf, the saber-toothed cat, the North American lion, and the coyote.
Giant condors scavenged on the remains of prey killed by predators such as the American lion and sabre-toothed cats.
Elizabeth Grossman is co-editor of Shadow Cat: Encountering the American Lion.
The presence of the American lion, whether experienced personally or sensed from afar, speaks volumes about the overall health of the ecosystem.

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