Yes, mountain lion is a colloquial name for cougars, the species Puma concolor.
Yes. The cougar is also known as lizard, mountain cat, catamount, or panther, depending on the region. This large, solitary cat has the greatest range of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, extending from Yukon in Canada to the southern Andes of South America.
Yes, cougars, mountain lions, panthers and pumas are the same thing depending on the region. Due to declining populations they are now only found in the 12 Western United States and parts of British Colombia and Alberta, Canada.
Yes, the cougar and mountain lion are the same animal their scientific name is Felis concolor. Some other common names are puma, Florida panther, and catamount. Mountain lions can be found in many different habitats including; mountainous, subtropical forests, semi-arid terrain, tropical forests, and swamps throughout North and South America.
Field Guide to Mammals. National Audubon Society. John O. Whitmaker, Jr. W.J. Hamilton Jr. R.E. Mumford. 1996
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