Puma concolor couguar (Kerr, 1792)

Eastern cougar



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Taxonomically rediscovered (Kitchener et al., 2017:33)



"North and Central America, possibly N South America W of Andes." (Kitchener et al., 2017:33)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Kerr, Robert. (1792). The Animal Kingdom: London: J. Murray & R. Faulder.

Other references:

Goodman, Ashley. (2018). Elegy for the Eastern Cougar: Forgotten Souls of Appalachia. Honors project, Apppalachian State University.

Kitchener A. C., Breitenmoser-Würsten Ch., Eizirik E., Gentry A., Werdelin L., Wilting A., Yamaguchi N., Abramov A. V., Christiansen P., Driscoll C., Duckworth J. W., Johnson W., Luo S.-J., Meijaard E., O’Donoghue P., Sanderson J., Seymour K., Bruford M., Groves C., Hoffmann M., Nowell K., Timmons Z. & Tobe S. (2017). A revised taxonomy of the Felidae. The final report of the Cat Classification Task Force of the IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group. Cat News Special Issue 11, 80 pp.


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