In A Song of Ice and Fire, there are references to shadowcats north of the Wall and in the Vale of Arryn. Are these supposed to be alternate names for a real feline, such as a puma or a lynx, or are they entirely fictional beasts?
It is a fictional animal and they are supposed to look like tigers or mountain lions, but with black fur.
-Αre shadowcats closer in size to tigers or mountain lions?
-Somewhere in between.