Tuscany lion

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Tuscany lion
Panthera toscana 1.JPG
Skull
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Species: P. toscana
Binomial name
Panthera toscana
(Schaub, 1949)

The Tuscany lion or Tuscany jaguar (Panthera toscana) was a prehistoric large feline of the Villafranchian of Italy. Although originally named as a separate species, Panthera toscana is now often recognized as an early form of Panthera gombaszoegensis, the European jaguar.

Skull

Literature[edit]

  • A. Turner: The big cats and their fossil relatives. Columbia University Press, 1997.ISBN 0-231-10229-1

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