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- adj. Without a mane.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having no mane.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no mane: as, the maneless lion of Guzerat, a recognized variety of Felis leo.
"Given the flat-eyed, maneless aliens" precarious position directly in front of the Borokii line, their intentions were clear enough to every soldier of the Januul.
Contrary to popular belief, most full-grown GTE lions are not maneless; 87% had manes, with 49% possessing good manes.
The maneless Tsavo lions could be relict -- relict is the wrong word -- cave lions, which were depicted as maneless; it could be they're all lions and the species is wildly variable, too, and I'm curious if anyone knows.
This data shows, surprisingly perhaps, that the maneless Tsavo lions do not differ from 'normal' eastern or southern African lions, and that the Tsavo lions do not warrant special taxonomic status (Dubach et al. 2005).
In the Tsavo lions, for example, single maneless males defend prides of more than 7 females, and there are various other deviations among the species.
Tom Gnoske and Julian Kerbis Peterhans have proposed that Buffalo lions are a basal lion lineage, directly descended from the maneless lions of the Pleistocene, and in many respects distinct from Panthera leo proper (Gnoske & Peterhans 2000, von Buol 2000).
Quick response to Graydon's comment: it has indeed been suggested that the maneless Tsavo lions are a distinct, or even relict, type of lion, informally dubbed the 'Buffalo lion'.
A great beast with three heads -- a white dragon, a goat, and a maneless lion, or so it appeared.
Once we drove off a maneless lion and lioness from a dead buffalo, which had been in the last stage of a decline.
I could not see that he had a mane; if he had not, then even the maneless variety can use their tongues.
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