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  • Profile picture of Dana Campbell who took this action.

    Dana Campbell marked "The American Cheetah and the Pronghorn" as hidden on the "Miracinonyx" page.

    2 months ago

  • Profile picture of Dana Campbell who took this action.

    Dana Campbell marked "The American Cheetah and the Pronghorn" as untrusted on the "Miracinonyx" page.
    Reasons to untrust: incorrect/misleading

    2 months ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on an older version of The American Cheetah and the Pronghorn:

    The article does not say that American cheetah's lived more like modern snow leopards - it says that *some* of them may have had similar hunting strategy as snow leopards - it's an example of how these animals may not simply run down prey for a living. The article does clearly say we don't know much about how this animal lived. It doesn't say how fast it ran. it doesn't say that this "theory is refuted," either. Just that we don't know. Please read/interpret carefully.

    2 months ago

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    An unknown user added an association between "The American Cheetah and the Pronghorn" and "Miracinonyx".

    2 months ago

  • Profile picture of Yan Wong who took this action.

    Yan Wong set ""Uncia uncia (Schreber, 1775)"" as an exemplar on "Mammalia Linnaeus, 1758".

    2 months ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea commented on "Miracinonyx (Adams 1979)":

    This taxon needs more improvement!!!

    2 months ago

  • Profile picture of Theodore Ganea who took this action.

    Theodore Ganea added an association between "The American Cheetah and the Pronghorn" and "Miracinonyx".

    2 months ago

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    Theodore Ganea commented on an older version of The American Cheetah and the Pronghorn:

    Dana Campbell, thank you for your suggestions. I am taking into account the suggestions that you gave me. However, when I stated "New evidence suggests that American Cheetahs lived more like Snow Leopard" I was just stating what it had said in the article. In the article referenced, it does say that the American Cheetah did live similar to the snow leopard.

    2 months ago

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    Dana Campbell commented on an older version of The American Cheetah and the Pronghorn:

    Theodore, your 2nd paragraph misses the point that the article you cited is making - that there was no evolutionary arms race between Miracinonyx and the pronghorn. The author argues that this was a theory based on the African cheetah, incorrectly applied to the American Miracinonyx. He specifically states there is little known about the diet and ecology of Miracinonyx (and that perhaps more can be learned by isotope and or coprolite analysis). While Miracinonyx has some features similar to (not "just like") the cheetah (large nostrils, long limbs etc), the author makes the point that its resemblance to the cheetah in no way proves that it evolved to be an agile runner or that it hunted pronghorns. There is nothing in this article indicating that it reached speeds of 60+mph. The author uses the example of Grand canyon Miracinonyx to illustrate that Miracinonyx lived in diverse habitats, and may have had a diversity of hunting habits including on rock faces (but NOT that Miracinonyx live more like snow leopards.)

    3 months ago • edited: 3 months ago

  • Profile picture of Katja Schulz who took this action.

    Katja Schulz selected "American cheetah" to show in Overview on "Miracinonyx (Adams 1979)".

    3 months ago

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