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The cougar is an ambush predator and pursues a wide variety of prey.Primary food sources are ungulates, particularly deer, but also livestock.

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Secretive and largely solitary by nature, the cougar is properly considered both nocturnal and crepuscular, although daytime sightings do occur.

of which only the jaguar is native to the Americas.

Cougars can be almost as large as jaguars, but are less muscular and not as powerfully built; where their ranges overlap, the cougar tends to be smaller on average.

The cougar is on average larger than all felids apart from lions, tigers, and jaguars.

Other names include catamount (probably a contraction from "cat of the mountain"), mountain screamer, and painter.

Lexicographers regard painter as a primarily upper-Southern US regional variant on panther.

Taxonomic research on felids remains partial, and much of what is known about their evolutionary history is based on mitochondrial DNA analysis, and significant confidence intervals exist with suggested dates. The cheetah lineage is suggested by some studies to have diverged from the Puma lineage in the Americas (see American cheetah) and migrated back to Asia and Africa, A high level of genetic similarity has been found among North American cougar populations, suggesting they are all fairly recent descendants of a small ancestral group. propose the original North American population of P.concolor was extirpated during the Pleistocene extinctions some 10,000 years ago, when other large mammals, such as Smilodon, also disappeared.

In the latest genomic study of the Felidae, the common ancestor of today's Leopardus, Lynx, Puma, Prionailurus, and Felis lineages migrated across the Bering land bridge into the Americas 8.0 to 8.5 million years ago (Mya). North America was then repopulated by a group of South American cougars.

The head of the cat is round and the ears are erect.

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