other names for a cougar?

apparently there are 40 different names in the english language for the 'cougar'

does anybody know them all?

Update:

ok... this is what i got so far - thanks everyone!

cougar

Mexican lion

mountain lion

deer tiger

mountain screamer

puma

Florida panther

painter

catamount

Panther

Silver lion

Devil cat

Indian devil

Sneak cat

king cat

mountain devil

red tiger

Deercat

Fire cat

Plain lion

Grey lion

Caracajou

Klandagi

Catawampus

Quinquajou

Long Tail

Swamp lion

Update 2:

ok... this is what i got so far - thanks everyone! 13 more to go!

cougar

Mexican lion

mountain lion

deer tiger

mountain screamer

puma

Florida panther

painter

catamount

Panther

Silver lion

Devil cat

Indian devil

Sneak cat

king cat

mountain devil

red tiger

Deercat

Fire cat

Plain lion

Grey lion

Caracajou

Klandagi

Catawampus

Quinquajou

Long Tail

Swamp lion

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Its scientific name is Puma concolor, and the three best-known and most widely used common names are puma, cougar and mountain lion. Other names include catamount and cat-a-mountain, and the Florida subspecies is also often called the Florida panther, but it would be just as accurate to call it puma, cougar, mountain lion, etc. Note that if this is the animal you're talking about, you need to specify FLORIDA panther, and not just say 'panther'. A panther is a melanistic leopard - that is, a leopard with an excess of the dark pigment melanin, resulting in an almost totally black coat (the markings will still show up against the background in certain lights).

    Source(s): I used to be a zookeeper and have studied animals all my life.
  • 5 years ago

    Here is from the book by Barnes, C. T. 1960. The cougar or mountain lion. Ralton Co., Salt Lake City, This is where we got the 40 English name thing from

    1 Puma

    2 Cougar

    3 Couguar

    4 Panther

    5 Panthere

    6 Painter

    7 Catamount

    8 WIld Cat

    9 American Lion

    10 California Lion

    11 Silver Lion

    12 Mountain Devil

    13 Mountain Lion

    14 Mountain Demon

    15 Mountain Tiger

    16 Mountain Cat

    17 Purple Panther

    18 Tiger

    19 Tyger

    20 Lion

    21 Lyon

    22 Deer Tiger

    23 Deer-killer

    24 Pampas-cat

    25 Mexican Lion

    26 Indian Devil

    27 Red Tiger

    28 Brazilian Cat

    29 Bender

    30 Brown Tiger

    31 Poltroon Tiger

    32 Sneak-cat

    33 Tyger of America

    34 Mountain Screamer

    35 Rocky Mountain Lion

    36 Black Puma

    37 King-cat

    38 Varmint

    39 American Panther

    40 Great Panther

    Catamountain

    Cat-o-mountain

  • 4 years ago

    Cougar Scientific Name

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    would never use it. Sounds terrible and what boy wants to be thought of as a cougar? lalalady, actually I kind of like French law on this. You can name your child anything you like as long as it isn't something that is detrimental to his best interest. Only issue is the decision rests with the agent at the birth registrations office. Some of them let things slip and others refuse acceptable things. I knew a girl called Alexie. Her parents had to go to court simply to be able to spell it with an E at the end instead of the usual S. On the other hand my mother met a woman called France Paris, which is a pretty stupid idea but was apparently not considered an issue by the agent. However Megane Renault had to be named Morgane Renault instead because her name was like the car model, which her parents had never heard of. So yeah, while you can appeal there is an issue with it being left entirely to the agent's appreciation.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hmm this is fun! Here's my list so far:

    1.mountain lion, 2.puma, 3.panther 4.catamount 5.florida panther 6.screamer 7.devil cat 8.silver lion 9.wildcat 10. mexican lion 11. sneak cat.

    That'll do for now. They are awesome animals though!

    Source(s): aussie having fun looking at american cats
  • 5 years ago

    Florida panther, puma, mountain lion, catamount, deercat

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know all the names, but the ones I heard are cougar, mountain lion, catamount, painter, and panther.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i've only managed 3:

    The cougar (Puma concolor), also Puma, mountain lion, or panther...

    Source(s): Wikipedia
  • 1 decade ago

    puma, mountain lion, red tiger, deercat, mountain devil, king cat, Mexican lion, panther, mountain screamer, silver lion, catamount, even sneak cat, panther, painter

  • 6 years ago

    I have no idea but i don't even care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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