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12 June 2013 Panthera pardus (Carnivora: Felidae)
Andrew B. Stein, Virginia Hayssen
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Panthera pardus (leopard; Linnaeus, 1758) is the smallest of the 4 large felids in the genus Panthera. A solitary and adaptable species, P. pardus is the widest ranging of all wild felids, inhabiting rain forests, mountains, semiarid environments, and suburban areas throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia to the Russian Far East. Despite this distribution, P. pardus is listed as “Near Threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources and several Asian subspecies are listed as endangered. P. pardus primarily feeds on small to medium-sized ungulates, but has a varied diet including fish, reptiles, birds, and small mammals.

Andrew B. Stein and Virginia Hayssen " Panthera pardus (Carnivora: Felidae)," Mammalian Species 45(900), 30-48, (12 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.1644/900.1
Published: 12 June 2013
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