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Old August 12th, 2017, 11:49 PM   #1
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Hello.Before the discovering of America (1492) there was jaguars and pumas (couguars) in a lot of parts of America.With the conquest,these animals have been exterminated.At which time the government of USA decide to protect these animals which were in danger to disparition ? Thank you.
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Hello.Before the discovering of America (1492) there was jaguars and pumas (couguars) in a lot of parts of America.With the conquest,these animals have been exterminated.At which time the government of USA decide to protect these animals which were in danger to disparition ? Thank you.
the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966 created a list of species in danger of extinction and afforded protections related to National refuges. The act was considered insufficient and was amended in 1969 to become the Endangered Species Act of 1969. The law was upgraded again into what we now recognize as the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

We still have Cougars in the western US. They are among the success stories of the Endangered Species Act. Unfortunately, at one time there was an eastern type of cougar known as Catamounts. They are gone now, disappeared before the protections. WIKI considers pumas, mountain lions, panthers, and catamounts to be cougars. But I am not certain if they are all really 8 years older than their respective mates or not.

Jaguars were never common to the US, mostly having their range in Mexico and South America. That continues to be true although they are nonexistent in the US today instead of just uncommon where we once had them in the Rio Grand Valley, AZ, and the Big Bend Country of West TX. In recent years there was a good deal of excitement because a single jaguar had returned to Arizona. But then he died (Macho B in March 2009). But then just recently, a new sighting in March of 2017 followed a few shots in 2010. There are hopes the population is trying to reclaim the territory. Rare jaguar spotted in mountains of Arizona
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Old August 13th, 2017, 06:05 AM   #3
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Hello.Thank you very much for this very good answer.Do you know if the famous white tigers of Siberia-very dangerous-have existed in Alaska ?
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Please another question.Had jaguar existed in Florida and in Louisiane at the times of the spanish and french présences ? Thank you.
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Please another question.Had jaguar existed in Florida and in Louisiane at the times of the spanish and french présences ? Thank you.
None confirmed but I understand that a couple of old Indian artifacts are thought to depict a jaguar. Florida is home to black panthers.

I don't know about Louisiana but there may be a few rare sightings of jaguar in East TX in the 19th century. But the real jaguar historical ranges are thought to end in Southwest TX, NM, and AZ. But, like I said, mountain lions and panthers are historically found in most of North America.
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Hello.Thank you very much for this very good answer.Do you know if the famous white tigers of Siberia-very dangerous-have existed in Alaska ?
no idea. not to my knowledge. North America did have the Smilodon (sabre tooth tigers) some 100,000 years ago. They are thought by some to have evolved into jaguars.

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Hello.Thank you very much.But in France,some specialists say that the filiation between smilodon and jaguar is not proved,as for the megalodon and the white shark ?
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Hello.Thank you very much.But in France,some specialists say that the filiation between smilodon and jaguar is not proved,as for the megalodon and the white shark ?
I will bow to their superior knowledge on that subject. I am no expert on such things.
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no idea. not to my knowledge. North America did have the Smilodon (sabre tooth tigers) some 100,000 years ago. They are thought by some to have evolved into jaguars.
Jaguar are from the Pantherinae subfamily, Smilidon and Jaguar can be related they are Felines in the end, but the Jaguar is not a evolution of Smilidon, the most accepted theory is that they evolved from a comon ancestor to Leopards and Tigers in the old world, then the ancestors of the Jaguars crossed to americas.
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Jaguar are from the Pantherinae subfamily, Smilidon and Jaguar can be related they are Felines in the end, but the Jaguar is not a evolution of Smilidon, the most accepted theory is that they evolved from a comon ancestor to Leopards and Tigers in the old world, then the ancestors of the Jaguars crossed to americas.
Jaguar are related too leopards, they evolved slightly different after South America & Africa seperated. Same reason both continents have monkeys, but slightly different. Its interesting that South America has no apes or native hominds, so the seperation must have occured before apes & hominds evolved or they died out in SA & no remains have been found.

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