Be careful flying through the redwoods on any animal because this cat can dismount you just like a kapro and will pin your argy or pteradon to the ground and claw the hell out of it like it was a scratching post
Monkey plus lion equals this. When I encounter this animal, they are usually on the side of trees on the redwood area like monkeys. They look and sound like tigers... I guess they're both monkey and tiger.
People kept telling me not to fly in the redwoods. I didn't listen. A flying tiger didn't like my ptera or me. Bastard nearly got me, but flak armor, a metal shield, sword and a little courage saw me through the fight.
Look out for them when traveling through the redwood forest, they sometimes spawn on trees and can jump, they dismount you from the dino and are dangerous to fight alone. Got dismounted by one from my argent, managed to survive but got separated from tje bird, took me 30 min to find it.
ALWAYS carry a shotgun. If you get grabbed the two shots from a shotgun can quickly weaken the thyla or even kill it. At the least it'll give you a fighting chance of surviving. either pike it to death or let your mounts to finish it off