The American Cheetahs (Miracinonyx sp) are big cats from the subfamily felinae.
Common Name: American Cheetah
Binomial Epithet: Miracinonyx sp;
Diet: Live Prey; Scavaned Carcasses; They also eat extinct goats, sheep and some times pronglongs
Closest Living Realtives: Onza; Mountain Lion
Dangers: Man; Mastodonts; Mammoths; Bears; American Lion; Scimitar; Saber-toothed cat;
Size: The Size of a Mountain Lion;
Location(s): Alqonquin Sea Area; Central America; Pacific Northwest; Southwest Desert;
Despite its name, the american Cheetah is actually very closely related to the genus Puma, only one species (Trumani) is even remeniscent of the African Cheetah Acinonyx.
Species & SubspeciesEdit
Miracinonyx has three official species:
- M. Studeri (Nootka Cheetah) - Western Canada; North-Western U.S.
- M. Trumani (American Cheetah) - Southwest U.S.
- M. Inexpectatus (Eastern Cheetah) - Northeast North America
- M. Species (see Below)
The Species only have nominate subspecies.
In Central America, a cryptid big cat was shot that somewhat resembled a cougar but with a bizzare coat pattern. The locals call the animal Onza, latin for cheetah.