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SPECIES Felis manul

Author:Pallas, 1776.
Citation:Reise Prov. Russ. Reichs, 3: 692.
Common Name:Pallas' Cat
Type Locality:"Frequens in rupestribus, apricis totius Tatariae Mongoliaeque desertae" [USSR, Chita Province, Borzya District, Kulusutai (Heptner and Sludskii, 1992)].
Distribution:Afghanistan, Armenia, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Near Threatened.
Comments:Revised by Pocock (1907a), Birula (1913, 1916), Ognev (1935), and Schwangart (1936). Most consider F. manul to be included with Felis (Felis) and separation into Otocolobus following Wozencraft (1993) would make Felis paraphyletic (Bininda-Emonds et al., 1999; Collier and O'Brien, 1985; Hemmer, 1978; Mattern and McLennan, 2000; Salles, 1992; Weigel, 1961). McKenna and Bell (1997) placed in Felis (Otocolobus). Subspecies allocated according to Pocock (1951) and Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951).
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SUBSPECIES manul

SUBSPECIES ferruginea

SUBSPECIES nigripecta

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