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The Jaguar in North America


The occurrence of the jaguar in the arts and myths of North American cultures has been attributed to influence from Mesoamerica. A brief review of available zoogeographic and cultural data suggests greater integration between the physical and mythological presence of the jaguar in North America than previously thought.

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E. R. Hall , and Keith R. Kelson 1959 The mammals of North America, Vol. II. Ronald Press, New York.

Thomas Jefferson 1799 A memoir on the discovery of certain bones of a quadruped of the claw kind in western parts of Virginia. Transaction, American Philosophical Society 4:246260.

K. K. Lange 1960 The jaguar in Arizona. Transactions, Kansas Academy of Sciences 63:96101.

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American Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0002-7316
  • EISSN: 2325-5064
  • URL: /core/journals/american-antiquity
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