Pleistocene cat

So I guess you’re wondering what a Pleistocene cat is and if it wasn’t for the book I’m reading, Roadside Geology of Missouri by Charles Spencer and tonight’s article, I wouldn’t either.  Thanks to the handy chart in Mr. Spencer’s book, I know the Pleistocene period is from the Cenozoic Era, when the ice sheets advanced as far as northern Missouri.

Plus, thanks to the article entitled”How Jaguars Survived the Ice Age: Changing the menu may have allowed jaguars to thrive while other cats perished” by Brian Switek over at the Scientific American blog Laelaps, I know that unlike many animals of that time, thankfully the Jaguar survived.



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