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SPECIES Ailuropoda melanoleuca

Author:David, 1869.
Citation:Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, Bull., 5: 13-Dec.
Common Name:Giant Panda
Type Locality:"Mou-pin" [China, Sichuan Sheng, Baoxing (=Moupin) 3023'N, 10250'E].
Distribution:China (Sichuan, Shensi, Gansu; perhaps Qinghai, on E edge of Tibetan plateau).
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Regarded by Hendey (1980a, b) as the only surviving species in the subfamily Agriotheriinae. Placed in the monotypic family Ailuropodidae by Thenius (1979). Reviewed by Chorn and Hoffmann (1978).
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