The native reports of a maneless lion in Lycia (arslan) are probably based on the existence of large panthers.
It is apparently a popular delusion to speak of the maneless Lion of Guzerat.
The maneless Mexican Lion (the puma) roams through the upper regions of the forest, where he has almost undisputed hunting-ground.
I could not see that he had a mane; if he had not, then even the maneless variety can use their tongues.
Once we drove off a maneless lion and lioness from a dead buffalo, which had been in the last stage of a decline.
Old English manu "mane," from Proto-Germanic *mano (cf. Old Norse mön, Old Frisian mana, Middle Dutch mane, Dutch manen, Old High German mana, German Mähne "mane"), from PIE *mon- "neck, nape of the neck" (cf. Sanskrit manya "nape of the neck," Old English mene "necklace," Latin monile "necklace," Welsh mwng "mane," Old Church Slavonic monisto, Old Irish muin "neck").