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Cheetah
Acinonyx jubatus (Schreber, 1775)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Felidae - cats

Scientific synonyms

Acinonyx rex Pocock, 1927
Cynailurus guttatus
Cynailurus jubatus Wagler, 1830
Felis guttata Hermann, 1804
Felis jubatus Schreber, 1775
Felis venatica Griffith, 1821
Guepardus jubatus Duvernoy, 1834

IUCN category:Vulnerable

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Galoncus perniciosus (Linstow, 1885), Ancylostoma paraduodenale Biocca, 1951, Ancylostoma iperodontatum Le Roux & Biocca, 1957

prey: Kobus vardonii (Livingstone, 1857) - Puku, Aepyceros melampus (Lichtenstein, 1812) - Impala, Litocranius walleri (Brooke, 1879) - Gerenuk, Antidorcas marsupialis (Zimmermann, 1780) - Springbok, Nanger granti (Brooke, 1872) - Grant's Gazelle, ...

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Acinonyx jubatus hecki Hilzheimer, 1913 - Northwest African Cheetah
subspecies Acinonyx jubatus jubatus (Schreber, 1775)

Acinonyx jubatus jubatus

subspecies Acinonyx jubatus raineyi Heller, 1913 - East African Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus raineyi - East African Cheetah

subspecies Acinonyx jubatus soemmeringii Fitzinger, 1855 - North African Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus soemmeringii - North African Cheetah

subspecies Acinonyx jubatus velox Heller, 1913
subspecies Acinonyx jubatus venaticus Griffith, 1821 - Asiatic Cheetah

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [219]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Acinonyx jubatus (Schreber, 1775)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Acinonyx jubatus Schreber, 1775]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Acinonyx jubatus (Schreber, 1775)]

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Explanations

? disputed occurrence of species in area described by check-list

species extinct in area described by check-list