Friday, March 16, 2007

"new" big cat

According to genetic evidence, the Clouded Leopard from Borneo and Sumatra has been designated as a new distinct species, Neofelis diardi.

Someone should take a look at the Clouded Leopard subspecies from Taiwan, Neofelis nebulosa brachyurus. it might be a new genetic species as well since it is an island endemic. However, the cat has not been sighted for 20 years, it might be extinct in the wild already. but enough skins should be available in museums.

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