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Extinct American Cheetahs (Miracinonyx spp.) Fact Sheet: Diseases & Pathology

How Do We Know This?

Abnormalities in fossil bones may show evidence of arthritis, cancer, nutritional stress, fractures (healed ones and unhealed ones at death) and more.

Diseases & Pathology

Pathologists examining fossils of Miracinonyx from Natural Trap Cave, Wyoming, found evidence of osteoarthritis in their upper leg bones (Rothschild & Martin 2003).

Page Citations

Rothschild & Martin (2003)

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