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SPECIES Prionailurus bengalensis

Author:Kerr, 1792.
Citation:InLinnaeus, Anim. Kingdom, 1: 151.
Common Name:Leopard Cat
Type Locality:"Bengal" [India].
Distribution:Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia (Far East), Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, and Vietnam.
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 Groves (1997b).
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SUBSPECIES bengalensis

SUBSPECIES alleni

SUBSPECIES borneoensis

SUBSPECIES chinensis

SUBSPECIES euptilurus

SUBSPECIES heaneyi

SUBSPECIES horsfieldii

SUBSPECIES javanensis

SUBSPECIES rabori

SUBSPECIES sumatranus

SUBSPECIES trevelyani

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