Taxon profile


Acinonyx jubatus (Schreber, 1775)

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

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


juvenile animal



Intertaxon relationships

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

prey: Aepyceros melampus (Lichtenstein, 1812) - Impala, Lepus Linnaeus, 1758, Connochaetes gnou (Zimmermann, 1780) - Black Wildebeest, Litocranius walleri (Brooke, 1879) - Gerenuk, Numida meleagris (Linnaeus, 1758) - Helmeted Guineafowl, ...

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

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

Acinonyx jubatus jubatus - South African Cheetah

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 [] [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) [] [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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