People in rural regions often refer to both the cougar and the jaguar as simply gata (she-cat), and outside of the Amazon, both are colloquially referred to as simply onça by many people (that is also a name for the leopard in Angola).
In the 17th century, German naturalist Georg Marcgrave named the cat the cuguacu ara.
Currently, it is referred to as "puma" by most scientists "Puma" is the common name in Spanish or Portuguese-speaking countries but the cat has many local or regional names in the United States and Canada, of which cougar, puma, mountain lion, and panther are popular.
Other names include catamount (probably a contraction from "cat of the mountain"), mountain screamer, and painter.
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Lexicographers regard painter as a primarily upper-Southern US regional variant on panther.
"Cougar" may be borrowed from the archaic Portuguese çuçuarana; the term was originally derived from the Tupi language susua'rana, meaning "similar to deer (in hair color)". It may also be borrowed from the Guaraní language term guaçu ara or guazu ara.
An adaptable, generalist species, the cougar is found in most American habitat types.
Primary food sources are ungulates, particularly deer, but also livestock.
It also hunts species as small as insects and rodents.
Intensive hunting following European colonization of the Americas and the ongoing human development of cougar habitat has caused populations to drop in most parts of its historical range.
In particular, the cougar was extirpated in eastern North America in the beginning of the 20th century, except for an isolated Florida panther subpopulation.
Transient males have been verified in Minnesota, With its vast range across the length of the Americas, P.