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(Science: zoology) a large, savage, carnivorous mammal (felis leopardus). It is of a yellow or fawn colour, with rings or roselike clusters of black spots along the back and sides. It is found in southern asia and Africa. By some the panther (felis pardus) is regarded as a variety of leopard. Hunting leopard. See Cheetah.

(Science: zoology) leopard cat any one of several species or varieties of small, spotted cats found in Africa, southern asia, and the East Indies; especially, felis Bengalensis. Leopard marmot. See gopher.

Origin: oe. Leopart, leparde, lebarde, libbard, OF. Leopard, liepart, f. Leopard, L. Leopardus, fr. Gr.; lion _ pard. See lion, and pard.

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Extinction - Raising conservation awareness

Jack i want to thank you for that advice. The Iberian lynx, Amur leopard, Iriomote cat and Asiatic cheetah are impossible to choose between. Each is as equally stunning as their story is depressing. Do does anyone know of a good source of accurate information ...

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by PlecPicker
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Extinction - Raising conservation awareness
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Biological taxonomy - question about genus

... members of different genus have offspring? For example, family Felidae has 14 genus, including Felis (housecat) and Panthera (lion, tiger, jaguar, leopard). Obviously Felis and Panthera cannot mate, but is there something that prevents cats of similar size from different genus to mate? Are there ...

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by gs99
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biological taxonomy - question about genus
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can you identify this animal?

... is in the peak district in england. we assume the animals were between 5-20 cm in length, their skin was slimy when they were on land and had a leopard-like pattern. the larger the animals were the darker their skin. they didn't have webbing in their feeds (can't upload more pictures unfortunately) ...

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by pantuffle
Wed May 26, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: can you identify this animal?
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Putting them down - Metabolic Bone disease

... about reptiles. I have quite a few reptiles, I don't know if any of you do. And a few months ago my friends bearded dragon and my other friends leopard gecko started showing (to me) signs of Metabolic bone Disease. One had developed lumps on parts of its body and had an odd disfiguration in ...

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by 2009queenb
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Putting them down - Metabolic Bone disease
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Can you use mtDNA to...

They are Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Rana chiricahuensis) eggs. Microsatellites have been tryed on the eggs but due to the Unfirtilization of the eggs there is only one set of Cromosomes to try to PRC making it so i can not transer from ...

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by Swordy
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Can you use mtDNA to...
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