Panthera pardus (Carnivora: Felidae)

  title={Panthera pardus (Carnivora: Felidae)},
  author={Andrew B. Stein and Virginia Hayssen},
  journal={Mammalian Species},
  pages={30 - 48}
Abstract: 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… 

Lycaon pictus (Carnivora: Canidae)

Abstract: Lycaon pictus (Temminck, 1820), the African wild dog, is a moderately sized carnivore with dog-like appearance and irregularly mottled black, yellow-brown, and white pelage. It has a

Leopard (Panthera pardus) status, distribution, and the research efforts across its range

It is found that while leopard research was increasing, research effort was primarily on the subspecies with the most remaining range whereas subspecies that are most in need of urgent attention were neglected.

Prey of the Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) in a mixed forest-steppe landscape in northeastern Iran (Mammalia: Felidae)

The study provides the first illustration of the Persian Leopard's dietary composition in a temperate area with a relatively high diversity of available prey, and can be a baseline for future investigation and human-leopard interaction monitoring.

Fleas (Siphonaptera) From the Puma, Puma concolor (Carnivora: Felidae), A Rangewide Review and New Records from Utah and Texas, USA

Abstract Fleas have rarely been reported from the puma, Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771), despite its vast geographic range, its breadth of habitat use, and its diverse diet, all of which bring it into

The Javan Leopard Panthera pardus melas (Cuvier, 1809) (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) in West Java, Indonesia: estimating population density and occupancy

The Javan Leopard is endemic to the Indonesian island of Java and has been classified as Endangered. Reliable information about its population status, distribution, and density is lacking but are

Historical mitochondrial diversity in African leopards (Panthera pardus) revealed by archival museum specimens

The utility of historical museum collections in understanding the processes that shape present biodiversity are emphasized, and mtDNA data indicates high levels of divergence among regional populations and strongly differentiated lineages in West Africa on par with recent studies of other large vertebrates.

Spatial distribution and dietary niche breadth of the leopard Panthera pardus (Carnivora: Felidae) in the northeastern Himalayan region of Pakistan

Results of the current study highlight that common leopard is mainly subsisting on domestic animals, which may result in negative human-leopard interactions and it is suggested that local communities should be educated to conserve the leopard and its wild prey species.

Systematics and paleobiology of Carnivora and Hyaenodonta from the lower Miocene of Buluk, Kenya

Early Miocene carnivorous mammals from Buluk, Kenya, are described and discussed. Four taxa belonging to Hyaeno­ donta and four belonging to Carnivora are identified. Members of Hyaenodonta include



Food Habits of Asiatic Leopards (Panthera pardus fusea) in Wolong Reserve, Sichuan, China

Analysis of feces showed Asiatic leopards to consume a varied diet over a 7-year period, with Tufted deer replaced as the most frequent prey by bamboo rats.

Reproductive ecology of the Persian Leopard, Panthera pardus saxicolor, in Sarigol National Park, northeastern Iran

The surveys carried out between April 2005 and March 2008 in the Sarigol National Park, northeastern Iran, indicate that track size alone is not reliable for the accurate identification of leopard age/sex categories.

Leopard food habits in the Lopé National Park, Gabon, Central Africa

To determine leopard Panthera pardus (Linnaeus) food habits in the Lope National Park in Gabon, Central Africa, 196 leopard scats were collected and analysed and a minimum of 30 different prey species were identified, 27 of which were mammalian.

Conservation genetics of the Far Eastern leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis).

A molecular genetic survey of nuclear microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA sequence variation validates subspecies distinctiveness but also reveals a markedly reduced level of genetic variation, which indicates a critically diminished wild population under severe threat of extinction.

Leopards in Western Turkey

The leopard Panthera pardus tulliana survives in south-west Turkey, but after a two-month survey there, the author shows that numbers are so small and the people's attitudes so hostile that this subspecies is probably doomed to extinction.

Big Cats in Situ. (Book Reviews: The African Leopard. Ecology and Behavior of a Solitary Felid.)

Traditional studies of population, sex, age and composition, and more controversial topics, such as leopard hunting patterns, catch-of-kill behaviour and observed relationships with spotted hyenas, lions, wild dogs, cheetahs and humans are presented.

Hunting behaviour in West African forest leopards

The leopard (Panthera pardus) is a major predator of mammals within the rainforest ecosystem of West Africa. Most of the available information on leopard hunting behaviour comes from studies

The ecology of asociality in Namibian leopards

It is argued that solitary and secretive behaviour enables leopards to avoid the costs of defending carcasses against larger and gregarious carnivores.

Reproduction and development of the Arabian Leopard, Panthera pardus nimr, in captivity

Abstract The reproduction and development of the Arabian Leopard, Panthera pardus nimr, as determined in captivity, is similar to other subspecies although not previously documented and important

Parasites of Wild Felidae in Thailand: A Coprological Survey

Fecal samples collected from leopards, tigers, and leopard cats in Huai Kha Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand were examined for parasite eggs, larvae, cysts, and oocysts by centrifugal sugar flotation and sedimentation techniques and ninety-six percent of all samples were positive.