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.

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)

Panthera leo spelaea (cave lion) - recent genetic research shows that it was most closely related to the modern lion and that it formed a single population with the Beringian cave lion. It ranged from Europe to Alaska over the Bering land bridge until the late Pleistocene.

Panthera leo spelaea (cave lion) - recent genetic research shows that it was most closely related to the modern lion and that it formed a single population with the Beringian cave lion. It ranged from Europe to Alaska over the Bering land bridge until the late Pleistocene.

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...

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

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)

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