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Prionailurus bengalensis  (Kerr, 1792)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 552763

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Felis bengalensis Kerr, 1792
 
  Common Name(s): Leopard Cat [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCarnivora Bowdich, 1821 – cachorro do mato, carnívoro, gato do mato, lontra, carnivores, carnivores  
                                  SuborderFeliformia Kretzoi, 1945 – cat-like carnivores  
                                     FamilyFelidae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 – cats  
                                        SubfamilyFelinae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817  
                                           GenusPrionailurus Severtzov, 1858  
                                              SpeciesPrionailurus bengalensis (Kerr, 1792) – Leopard Cat  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Prionailurus bengalensis alleni Sody, 1949  
                                                 Subspecies Prionailurus bengalensis bengalensis (Kerr, 1792) – leopard cat 
                                                 Subspecies Prionailurus bengalensis borneoensis Brongersma, 1936  
                                                 Subspecies Prionailurus bengalensis chinensis (Gray, 1837)  
                                                 Subspecies Prionailurus bengalensis euptilurus (Elliot, 1871)  
                                                 Subspecies Prionailurus bengalensis heaneyi Groves, 1997  
                                                 Subspecies Prionailurus bengalensis horsfieldii (Gray, 1842)  
                                                 Subspecies Prionailurus bengalensis javanensis (Desmarest, 1816)  
                                                 Subspecies Prionailurus bengalensis rabori Groves, 1997  
                                                 Subspecies Prionailurus bengalensis sumatranus (Horsfield, 1821)  
                                                 Subspecies Prionailurus bengalensis trevelyani Pocock, 1939  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Prionailurus bengalensis    
       
  Expert: W. Christopher Wozencraft  
  Notes: Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545   
  Reference for: Prionailurus bengalensis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Prionailurus bengalensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Prionailurus bengalensis, Leopard Cat [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Prionailurus bengalensis   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Southern Asia  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix I as P. b. bengalensis (populations of India, Bangladesh, and Thailand); otherwise Appendix II; U.S. ESA - Endangered as P. b. bengalensis; IUCN - Least Concern  
    Comments: Includes euptilurus following G. M. Allen (1939) and Gao (1987). Heptner (1971) and Gromov and Baranova (1981) considered euptilurus a distinct species; however, Gao (1987) pointed out that Heptner compared Russian specimens with those from SE Asia, whereas when intervening Chinese populations are included, his distinctions do not hold. Includes minuta following Chasen (1940). Excludes iriomotensis (see comments below). Synonyms allocated according to Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) and ...  
 

 

   

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