Definition of pugmark
: footprint; specifically : the footprint of a wild mammal (such as tiger or leopard) … all he'd found were a pair of legs and a few red traces in the snow, surrounded by the pugmarks of a tigress. — Peter Matthiessen
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Russia’s researchers have counted Siberian tigers’ pugmarks—the same technique that led to India’s pre-2008 overestimates.
The previous method used spoor (paw prints, also called pugmarks, and scat), which often led to the same animal being counted multiple times.
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