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Panthera leo leo  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 622059

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Barbary lion [English]
 
    Atlas lion [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  
                                        SubfamilyPantherinae Pocock, 1917  
                                           GenusPanthera Oken, 1816 – roaring cats  
                                              SpeciesPanthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) – Lion  
                                                 SubspeciesPanthera leo leo (Linnaeus, 1758) – Barbary lion, Atlas lion  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: W. Christopher Wozencraft  
  Notes: Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545   
  Reference for: Panthera leo leo    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Barnett, Ross, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Ian Barnes, and Alan Cooper  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: Lost populations and preserving genetic diversity in the lion Panthera leo: implications for its ex situ conservation   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Conservation Genetics, vol. 7, no. 4   
  Page(s): 507-514   
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  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1566-0621   
  Notes: Available online: http://link.springer.com/journal/10592/7/4/page/1   
  Reference for: Panthera leo leo   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Burger, Joachim, and Helmut Hemmer  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: Urgent call for further breeding of the relic zoo population of the critically endangered Barbary lion (Panthera leo leo Linnaeus 1758)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: European Journal of Wildlife Research, vol. 52, no. 1   
  Page(s): 54-58   
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  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1612-4642   
  Notes: Available online: http://www.uni-mainz.de/FB/Biologie/Anthropologie/MolA/Download/Burger%20Hemmer%202006.pdf   
  Reference for: Panthera leo leo, Atlas lion [English], Barbary lion [English]   
       
  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: Panthera leo leo   
       
  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: Panthera leo leo   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Panthera leo leo Linnaeus 1758 (TSN 622059) became extinct in the wild around 1942, although descendents are believed to still exist in captivity and are the subjects of conservation efforts (Burger and Hemmer, 2006)  
 

 

   

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