Table 1.

Anatomical measurements

SpeciesNMass (kg)IGD (cm)FLL (cm)HLL (cm)HLL/FLL
Domestic43.7±0.2 (3.3-4)32±1 (26-44)24±1 (22-26)33±1 (30-35)1.38
Serval28.5±1.9 (6.6-10)47±1 (41-52)34±1 (30-37)43±1 (38-46)1.26
Ocelot29.4 (9.4-9.4)47±1 (45-49)33±1 (32-36)41±1 (40-41)1.24
Lynx1115746631.37
Leopard1397457761.33
Cheetah348±6 (37-57)85±1 (76-89)67±1 (63-70)82±1 (79-83)1.22
Cougar360±12 (42-83)66±1 (61-70)49±1 (45-52)63±1 (59-68)1.29
Lion3167±2 (165-170)90±1 (87-93)69±1 (63-76)82±1 (71-86)1.19
Tiger5169±6 (155-192)85±1 (75-92)68±1 (62-74)81±1 (72-92)1.19
  • Values are means ± s.e.m. Ranges are indicated parenthetically. IGD, intergirdle distance; FLL, forelimb length; HLL, hindlimb length; N, number of individuals observed per species.