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.

Panthera leo spelaea (cave lion)

Panthera leo spelaea (cave lion)

A pride of Eurasian cave lions(Panthera leo spelaea) vs. woolly rhino(Coelodonta antiquitatis).. by Leogon.deviantart.com on @deviantART

A pride of Eurasian cave lions(Panthera leo spelaea) vs. woolly rhino(Coelodonta antiquitatis).. by Leogon.deviantart.com on @deviantART

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A rogue male cave lion (panthera leo spelaea) has wandered too close to a grazing woolly rhino (coelodonta antiquitatis)

A rogue male cave lion (panthera leo spelaea) has wandered too close to a grazing woolly rhino (coelodonta antiquitatis)

Panthera Leo spelaea also known as European or Eurasian Cave Lion, ranged from Northern Asia to Europe and Southern Asia, extinct as of 10000 BC.

Panthera Leo spelaea also known as European or Eurasian Cave Lion, ranged from Northern Asia to Europe and Southern Asia, extinct as of 10000 BC.

The skull of a cave lion (Panthera leo spelaea) (Credit: Didier Descouens)

The lost beasts that roamed Britain during the ice age

Cave lions (Panthera leo spelaea) were fierce predators (Credit: Hemis/Alamy)

The lost beasts that roamed Britain during the ice age

Cave lions (Panthera leo spelaea) were fierce predators (Credit: Hemis/Alamy)

The cave Lion, Panthera leo spelaea (1810) Phylum : Chordata Class : Mammalia Order : Carnivora Family : Felidae Genus : Panthera Species : P. leo Subspecies : P.l. spelaea • Late Pleistocene (500 000 - 20 000 years) • 2,1 m long and 350 kg (size) •...

The cave Lion, Panthera leo spelaea (1810) Phylum : Chordata Class : Mammalia Order : Carnivora Family : Felidae Genus : Panthera Species : P. leo Subspecies : P.l. spelaea • Late Pleistocene (500 000 - 20 000 years) • 2,1 m long and 350 kg (size) •...

Panthera leo Spelaea or Eurasian Lion,a sub species of lions that are now extinct. They were also known as the Cave Lion's.

Panthera leo Spelaea or Eurasian Lion,a sub species of lions that are now extinct. They were also known as the Cave Lion's.

Cave Lion (Panthera leo spelaea)Edit Creator: Ultamateterex2 UXP: None Status: Available Release...

Cave Lion (Ultamateterex2)

Cave Lion (Panthera leo spelaea)Edit Creator: Ultamateterex2 UXP: None Status: Available Release...

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