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American Lion by SameerPrehistorica American Lion by SameerPrehistorica
The American Lion is one of the largest felid that ever lived. It is slightly larger than the early cave lion but not heavily built as the saber-toothed cat Smilodon Populator. Standing 4 feet at the shoulders and weighing 564 to 774 lbs.


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WDGHK Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
The American lion was an impressive feline, his exact taxonomy is heavily debated on weather he should be classified as Panthera leo atrox or his own species Panthera atrox,at the moment it is belived that he and the cave lion were sister species.Also the lions living in Beringia were cave lions,wheres the American lion lived south of the glacier from Alberta onwards.
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ghashogh Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
very nice my friend but i think this is an almost medium american lion or have a size that it is between medium and minimum or small size of an american lion.Nod :D (Big Grin) w00t! Bye some of lions size is larger or very larger that some of lion,s head length and body length is around or about 8-9 feet(2.4-2.7 meters)or even more and a weight more than even more than 900 ibs or more than 405 killograms.omfg thanks for you,re great art my friend.:) (Smile) graciasssss!!!!!Love Dance!
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Reka-the-Borzoi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
i wish this lion was around to this day.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist
hmm..so,Lions are your favorites ?
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Reka-the-Borzoi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
no im just a cat person c:
its just a shame that those beautiful large cats are no longer around
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Agreed
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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FlyingLion76 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How'd you do this?
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Flockie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I was working at the Page Museum (La Brea Tar Pits) They had this rope where they marked the length of modern day big cats, the Smilodon, and the good old American Lion (Giant Jaguar=/) and people were just baffled at how big that are. This is a good representation.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks..Yes they are big.The American Lion is one of the largest felid,it is the longest of all felids.The Smilodon Populator is the largest.You mentioned as --( American Lion (Giant Jaguar).Is that confusion still going on ? I noted few people mentioned it was a Jaguar but many people said it is Lion only ??
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Flockie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey no problem. And yeah, I directly worked with the predator cart at the museum. Also yeah, every scientist in the museum still thinks it's a lion, but the curator did some paper on it with some other scientist and they decided to call it a jaguar due to their findings. The problem with their paper, I later found out, is that the other scientist based his findings on pictures of the skulls instead of having an actual skull or copy to work from; the basis of their findings is due to the skull being more like that of a Jaguar than a Lion. It's all crap lol
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Ya..But if there was a Jaguar that size,it will be powerful than the American Lion.
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Flockie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're saying that the American Lion doesn't even exist; that it is closer related to the Jaguar as far as its anatomy, but everyone disagrees with him.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Interesting
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this comparison makes it look really frightenning
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Don't get afraid,the Mammoths are there in the gallery to save you :)
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Elephants are our Protectors :)
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