Leopard

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The leopard or panther (Panthera pardus) is one of the five extant species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae.wikipedia
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Panthera

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The leopard or panther (Panthera pardus) is one of the five extant species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae.
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Black panther

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Both leopards and jaguars that are melanistic are known as black panthers.
Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards (''P.

Jaguar

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It is similar in appearance to the jaguar, but has a smaller, lighter physique, and its rosettes are generally smaller, more densely packed and without central spots.
This spotted cat closely resembles the leopard, but is usually larger and sturdier.

Arabian leopard

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Later analysis revealed a ninth valid subspecies, the Arabian leopard.
The Arabian leopard (Panthera pardus nimr) is a leopard subspecies native to the Arabian Peninsula.

Indian leopard

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The Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) is a leopard subspecies widely distributed on the Indian subcontinent.

African leopard

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The African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) is the nominate subspecies of the leopard, native to many countries in Africa.

Melanism

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Both leopards and jaguars that are melanistic are known as black panthers.
The black panther, a melanistic leopard, is common in the equatorial rainforest of Malaya and the tropical rainforest on the slopes of some African mountains, such as Mount Kenya.

Javan leopard

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The Javan leopard (Panthera pardus melas) is a leopard subspecies confined to the Indonesian island of Java.

Anatolian leopard

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The Anatolian leopard (Panthera pardus tulliana) is an endangered leopard subspecies, which lives in southwest Asia.

Species

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The leopard or panther (Panthera pardus) is one of the five extant species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae.
Another problem with common names is that they often vary from place to place, so that puma, cougar, catamount, panther, painter and mountain lion all mean Puma concolor in various parts of America, while "panther" may also mean the jaguar (Panthera onca) of Latin America or the leopard (Panthera pardus) of Africa and Asia.

Amur leopard

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In the mid-20th century, Amur leopards were absent or very rarely encountered in the Primorye region of the Russian Far East at places where Siberian tigers roamed.
The Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is a leopard subspecies native to the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and northern China.

Tropical rainforest

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The black panther is common in the equatorial rainforest of the Malay Peninsula and the tropical rainforest on the slopes of some African mountains such as Mount Kenya.
Examples include leopard (Panthera pardus), poison dart frogs (Dendrobates sp.), ring-tailed coati (Nasua nasua), boa constrictor (Boa constrictor), and many species of Coleoptera.

Indochinese leopard

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The Indochinese leopard (Panthera pardus delacouri) is a leopard subspecies native to mainland Southeast Asia and southern China.

Lion

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The lion's closest relatives are the other species of the genus Panthera, namely tiger, snow leopard, jaguar, and leopard.

Sri Lankan leopard

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The Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is a leopard subspecies native to Sri Lanka that was first described in 1956 by the Sri Lankan zoologist Deraniyagala.

Tiger

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In 1917, Reginald Innes Pocock also subordinated the tiger (''P.
The tiger's closest living relatives were previously thought to be the Panthera species lion, leopard and jaguar.

Felidae

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The leopard or panther (Panthera pardus) is one of the five extant species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae.

Rosette (zoology)

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Its fur is marked with rosettes.

West Africa

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The skull of a West African panther measured 11.25 in in basal length, and 7.125 in in breadth, and weighed 1 lb.
Before European colonisation, West African countries such as those from the Senegambia region (Senegal and the Gambia) used to have a diverse wildlife including lions, hippopotamus, elephants, antelopes, leopards etc. However, during colonisation, the European colonisers such as the French and British killed most of the wildlife particularly the lions–using their body parts as trophies.

Wildlife trade

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Leopards are hunted illegally, and their body parts are smuggled in the wildlife trade for medicinal practices and decoration.
Charismatic mega-fauna are among commonly traded species native to the African continent including African elephants, pangolin, rhinoceros, leopards, and lions.

Leopardus

Oken's classification was not widely accepted, and Felis or Leopardus was used as generic name until the early 20th century.
Despite the name, the leopard is a member of genus Panthera, not Leopardus.

Rainforest

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The leopard is distinguished by its well-camouflaged fur, opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, strength, and its ability to adapt to a variety of habitats ranging from rainforest to steppe, including arid and montane areas.
It is home to a number of birds, snakes and lizards, as well as predators such as jaguars, boa constrictors and leopards.

Snow leopard

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Additionally, a 2016 study revealed that the mitochondrial genomes of leopard, lion and snow leopard are more similar to each other than their nuclear genomes, indicating that their ancestors hybridised with snow leopard at some point in their evolution.
He also described morphological differences between leopard (''P.

East Africa

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Fossils of leopard ancestors were excavated in East Africa and South Asia, dating back to the Pleistocene between 2 and.
Some parts of East Africa have been renowned for their concentrations of wild animals, such as the "big five": the elephant, buffalo, lion, black rhinoceros, and leopard, though populations have been declining under increased stress in recent times, particularly those of the rhino and elephant.

Panthera pardus spelaea

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The most recent, P. p. spelaea, appeared at the beginning of the Late Pleistocene and survived until about 24,000 years ago in several parts of Europe.
Panthera pardus spelaea, sometimes called the European Ice Age leopard or Late Pleistocene Ice Age leopard, is a fossil leopard subspecies, which roamed Europe in the Late Pleistocene.