Re: Leopard vs. puma
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 5, 2004, 14:16|
Well, when it comes to big cats, I knew we often have several names for
the same species. So I looked up the English words, just in case this
You didn't mention "panther", but it is the most general term in this
area. Technically, it refers to any member of the genus Panthera,
including jaguars, leopards and tigers; most stereotypically, it refers
specifically to a black leopard; and in general English usage, it can also
encompass cougars (Felis concolor), which are not part of Panthera.
Meanwhile, the word "puma" is an exact synonym for "cougar".