Friday, November 22, 2013

Oldest Known Big Cat Fossils Found

Big cats similar to today‚Äôs snow leopard have prowled the Himalayas for the last 6 million years, an analysis of newly described fossils reveals. The remains of Panthera blytheae extend the known lineage of pantherine cats by at least 2 million years and bolster the notion that this group of carnivores originated in Asia.


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