Arabian Leopard, Panthera pardus nimr, status and habitat assessment in northwest Dhofar, Oman

  title={Arabian Leopard, Panthera pardus nimr, status and habitat assessment in northwest Dhofar, Oman},
  author={Marcelo Mazzolli},
  journal={Zoology in the Middle East},
  pages={11 - 3}
  • M. Mazzolli
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Biology
  • Zoology in the Middle East
Abstract The Arabian Leopard Panthera pardus nimr is considered Critically Endangered by the IUCN and published information about this subspecies is scarce. We assessed the status of the species on the border of one of the most important remnants of its current range, the Dhofar mountain range. In this border area, the relative abundance of leopards (0.067 scats per kilometre) was found to be seven times lower than that reported from prime habitat areas in Dhofar. This result suggests that the… Expand
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