Sinonimi: bay lynx | Lynx rufus
Cat Felis rufa living in a variety of habitats from S Canada through to S Mexico. It is similar to the lynx, but only 75 cm/2.5 ft long, with reddish fur and less well-developed ear tufts.Small lynx of North America; SYN. bay lynx, Lynx rufus.
ETYM French couguar, from the native name in the South American dialects, cuguacuara, cuguacuarana.
Large, brown American wild cat; puma.
Large American feline resembling a lion; SYN. puma, catamount, mountain lion, painter, panther, Felis concolor.
Another name for the puma, a large North American cat.
ETYM Peruv. puma.
Also called cougar or mountain lion; Large wild cat Felis concolar found in North and South America. Tawny-coated, it is 1.5 m/4.5 ft long with a 1-m/3-ft tail. Cougars live alone, with each male occupying a distinct territory; they eat deer, rodents, and cattle. They have been hunted nearly to extinction.
A large American carnivore (Felis concolor), found from Canada to Patagonia, especially among the mountains. Its color is tawny, or brownish yellow, without spots or stripes. Also called cougar or mountain lion.