Seven leopard fossil bones from the important site of Equi (Massa, Italy), stored in the Musei Civici Reggio Emilia (Guido Manodori Galliani Collection), have been studied. These leopard fossils provide new and important data on this elusive and rare felid. The described specimens could represent at least two individuals, one female and one male. This note represents an important enhancement of our knowledge of Late Pleistocene European leopards, especially considering their scarcity in the fossil record.

New late pleistocene leopard fossils from equi (Massa, Italy) rediscovered in the manodori collection, musei civici reggio Emilia, Italy / F. Bona. - In: BOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETÀ PALEONTOLOGICA ITALIANA. - ISSN 0375-7633. - 60:2(2021), pp. 149-155. [10.4435/BSPI.2021.08]

New late pleistocene leopard fossils from equi (Massa, Italy) rediscovered in the manodori collection, musei civici reggio Emilia, Italy

F. Bona
2021

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Seven leopard fossil bones from the important site of Equi (Massa, Italy), stored in the Musei Civici Reggio Emilia (Guido Manodori Galliani Collection), have been studied. These leopard fossils provide new and important data on this elusive and rare felid. The described specimens could represent at least two individuals, one female and one male. This note represents an important enhancement of our knowledge of Late Pleistocene European leopards, especially considering their scarcity in the fossil record.
Equi; Italy; Late Pleistocene; Panthera pardus
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