Pallas's cat

species of mammal
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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.

Pallas's cat
Manul at Rotterdam Zoo
Scientific classification e
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]

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 Edit

  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.