Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Puma concolor concolor
Catalog Number: USNM 194310
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals
Sex/Stage: Male; Adult
Preparation: Skin; Skull
Collector(s): E. Heller
Year Collected: 1915
Locality: Piscocucho, Rio Urubamba, Cusco, Peru, South America
Elevation (m): 2652
  • Type: Nelson, E. W. & Goldman, E. A. 1929 Nov 11. Journal of Mammalogy. 10: 347.
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Northern South American cougar

The northern South American cougar (Puma concolor concolor) is a subspecies of the cougar that lives in the northern part of South America, from Colombia and Venezuela to Peru and northern Brazil. It is the nominate subspecies of Puma concolor. It preys on birds, deer, sloths, mice, frogs, agoutis, and lizards.


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