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1. (Science: zoology) A large dark-coloured variety of the leopard, by some zoologists considered a distinct species. It is marked with large ringlike spots, the centers of which are darker than the colour of the body.

2. (Science: zoology) In America, the name is applied to the puma, or cougar, and sometimes to the jaguar.

(Science: zoology) Panther cat, a spotted East indian cowry (Cypraea pantherina); so called from its colour.

Origin: OE. Pantere, F. Panthere, L. Panthera, Gr, prob. Fr. Skr. Pundrika a tiger.

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panther chameleon.. :( :(

ok... just recently my young panther chameleon had gotten sick.. she was sick for about 2 weeks.. after spending over 350 at the vet and putting her on four different meds she passed away on wends the 17th.. she was my one and only.. and ...

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by kasied07
Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:16 pm
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Topic: panther chameleon.. :( :(
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Ligers and Tigons oh my!

... a safeguard for the genetic enrichment of the endangered form. One example of the use of the hybrid safeguard is the hybridization of the Florida panther. “The USFWS could either have hybridized the Florida panther or let it go extinct” said Rhymer[20]. Hybrids like ligers and tigons that live ...

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by Inuyasha
Tue May 10, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Ligers and Tigons oh my!
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