Panthera youngi is a fossil cat species that was described in 1934; remains were excavated in a Sinanthropus formation in Choukoutien, northeastern China.[1] Upper and lower jaws excavated in Japan's Yamaguchi Prefecture were also attributed to this species.[2] It is estimated to have lived about 350,000 years ago in the Pleistocene epoch. It was suggested that it was conspecific with Panthera atrox and P. spelaea.[3]

Panthera youngi
Temporal range: Middle Pleistocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Pantherinae
Genus: Panthera
P. youngi
Binomial name
Panthera youngi
Pei, 1934[1]

Felis youngi

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Pei, W. C. (1934). "On the Carnivora from Locality 1 of Choukoutien". Palaeontologica Sinica Series C, Fascicle 1: 1−166.
  2. ^ Shikama, T. & Okafuji, G. (1963). "On Some Choukuotien Mammals from Isa, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan" (pdf). Science reports of the Yokohama National University. Section II. 9: 51−58.
  3. ^ Harington, C. R. (1969). "Pleistocene remains of the lion-like cat (Panthera atrox) from the Yukon Territory and northern Alaska". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 6 (5): 1277–1288. doi:10.1139/e69-127.