Pallas's cat

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Pallas's cat
Manul at Rotterdam Zoo
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Otocolobus
Brandt, 1841
O. manul[1]
Binomial name
Otocolobus manul[1]
(Pallas, 1776)
Distribution of Pallas's cat in 2016[2]

Pallas's cat (Otocolobus manul) is also called the manul. It is a small wild cat with a very wide distribution in the grasslands and montane steppes of Central Asia.

It is affected by its habitat getting smaller by being destroyed, with fewer prey, and is also hunted by poachers. It is classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.[2]

Pallas's cat was first described in 1776 by the German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Felis manul". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 535. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ross, S.; Barashkova, A.; Farhadinia, M. S.; Appel, A.; Riordan, P.; Sanderson, J. & Munkhtsog, B. (2016). "Otocolobus manul". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T15640A87840229. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T15640A87840229.en.
  3. Pallas, P. S. (1776). "Felis manul". Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des russischen Reichs in einem ausführlichen Auszuge. Volume 3. Frankfurt und Leipzig: J. G. Fleischer. p. 692.
  4. Pallas, P. S. (1811). "Felis Manul". Zoographia Rosso-Asiatica, sistens omnium Animalium in extenso Imperio Rossico et adjacentibus maribus observatorum recensionem, domicillia, mores et descriptiones, anatomen atque icones plurimorum. Volume 1. Petropoli: Officina Caes. Acadamiae scientiarum. pp. 20–23.