Taxon profile


Barbary Lion
Panthera leo leo (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Felidae - cats »  genus Panthera »  species Panthera leo - Lion

Scientific synonyms

Leo leo leo (Linnaeus, 1758)
Felis leo barbarus Fischer, 1829
Felis leo barbaricus Meyer, 1826
Panthera leo berberisca
Felis leo nigra Loche, 1858

Other names

= Atlas Lion
= North African Lion
= Nubian Lion


juvenile animal

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Intertaxon relationships

prey: Ammotragus lervia (Pallas, 1777) - Barbary Sheep, Cervus elaphus barbarus Bennet, 1833 - Barbary Deer, Gazella cuvieri (Ogilby, 1841) - Cuvier's Gazelle, Sus scrofa algira Loche, 1867 - Barbary Wild Boar

Related glossary terms

extinct in the wild

Links and literature

EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Panthera leo leo Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Panthera leo leo (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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species extinct in area described by check-list