cheetah

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Related to Acinonyx: genus Acinonyx, Acinonyx jubatus

cheetah

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2006: Prey preferences of the cheetah Acinonyx jubatus: morphological limitations or the need to capture rapidly consumable prey before kleptoparasites arrive?
Regarding carnivorans, in Iberia several Middle Villafranchian species did not survive the transition into the Late Villafranchian and its associated climatic shifts, including Megantereon cultridens, Acinonyx pardinensis, Pliocrocuta perrieri, Chasmaportetes lunensis, Lycaon falconeri, Nyctereutes megamastoides and Meles thorali.
ACINONYX jubatus, or cheetahs, are found in Africa or Southwestern Asia.
Common Name scientific Name Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus Persian Fallow Deer Dama mesopotamica Asiatic Wild Ass Equus hemionus Bunn's Short-tailed Bandicoot Rat Nesokia bunnii Arabian Oryx Oryx leucoryx Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus Long-fingered Bat Myotis capaccinii Mehely's Horseshoe Bat Rhinolophus mehelyi Indian Smooth-Coated Otter Lutrogale perspicillata Brown Bear Ursus arctos African Lion Panthera leo Goitered gazelle Gazella subgutturosa European Marbled Polecat Vormela peregusna Finless Porpoise Neophocaena phocaenoides
This "mosaic of anatomical features" suggests the Chinese cheetah, called Acinonyx kurteni, represents an early stage in cheetah evolution, he added.
According to scientists, cheetahs, or Acinonyx jubatus (ak-sin-ON-iks joo-BAH-tus), are on the fast track to extinction.
Sub Species: Acinonyx jubatus hecki, Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, Acinonyx jubatus raineyi, Acinonyx jubatus ngorongorensis, Acinonyx jubatus soemmeringii, Acinonyx jubatus fearsoni, Acinonyx jubatus venaticus (IUCN Cat Specialist Group, 2004).
A reassessment of homozygosity and the case for inbreeding depression in the cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus: implications for conservation.