6W. Panthera (Leo) spelaea, the cave lion, is the one in the middle; males did not have manes. (If you want to make your head hurt, dive into the discussion boards about relative sizes of various felines, past and present.) -- In "Clan...." we meet the cave lion early on and his presence is felt throughout, as he comes to symbolize Ayla in the way the cave bear does for the clan.

6W. Panthera (Leo) spelaea, the cave lion, is the one in the middle; males did not have manes. (If you want to make your head hurt, dive into the discussion boards about relative sizes of various felines, past and present.) -- In "Clan...." we meet the cave lion early on and his presence is felt throughout, as he comes to symbolize Ayla in the way the cave bear does for the clan.

GB17103a Extinct animals (Panthera leo spelaea; Pinguinus impennis; Megaloceros giganteus; Coelodonta antiquitatis; Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica)

GB17103a Extinct animals (Panthera leo spelaea; Pinguinus impennis; Megaloceros giganteus; Coelodonta antiquitatis; Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica)

European cave lion Panthera leo spelaea Moldova -Handmade Framed Postage Stamp Art 19050

European cave lion Panthera leo spelaea Moldova -Handmade Framed Postage Stamp Art 19050

American Lion skeleton from the La Brea tar pits at the George C. Page Museum…

American Lion skeleton from the La Brea tar pits at the George C. Page Museum…

Cave Lion Facts: The Cave Lion, Panthera leo spelaea (Heinrich Harder)

Cave Lion (Panthera Leo Spelaea) - Facts and Figures

Fossil European/Eurasian Cave Lion (Panthera leo spelaea or possibly as its own species, Panthera spelaea) - Genetic evidence appears to show this lion is more closely related to the modern lion and that the European/Eurasian cave lion may have formed a single population with the Berigian cave lion which is sometimes considered to represent a distinct form. It ranged from Europe to Alaska during the Pleistocene between 370,000 to 10,000 years ago - Image : © Tommy from Arad / September 1…

Fossil European/Eurasian Cave Lion (Panthera leo spelaea or possibly as its own species, Panthera spelaea) - Genetic evidence appears to show this lion is more closely related to the modern lion and that the European/Eurasian cave lion may have formed a single population with the Berigian cave lion which is sometimes considered to represent a distinct form. It ranged from Europe to Alaska during the Pleistocene between 370,000 to 10,000 years ago - Image : © Tommy from Arad / September 1…

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