So have you gotten this research from Wiki or is this a lot of your own findings, I noticed a lot of Wiki had similar information, did you contribute to Wiki's info on this topic?
I think is definitely for sure now with this updated info that both cats crossed paths in both India and the Middle east. I actually had always suspected that was the case, I knew the Caspian was in Iran and many places there, but it seems clearer now. When people say these cats are never share the same habitat its obviously not correct.
Do you have any info on conflicts between the Caspian and Asian lion. I'd have to go through some of the research done on this, but right now off hand I can think of one instance in which an old professor cites conflicts of the Siberian and Asiatic lion.
Further information confirming this... research done at
the University of California at Berkley, found that the Asiatic lion
killed the Siberian tigers when they strayed into the lions territories. The author is talking in the context of prehistoric fights at first, then he states the Siberian tiger wandering out of its territory into the Asiatic lion's. Its difficult to determine what is the location of territory the tigers are meeting the lion. I suppose its possible they could be northern Caspians like Siberians, or the Asiatic lions he's referring to could be Persian or near the Georgian area.
Professor: John Campbell Merriam
The Asiatic lion was known to kill the Siberian when it strayed into the lions territory.http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...0/ed-1/seq-39/