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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Felinae — the cheetahs.


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From Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-, "not") + κινέω (kineō, "I move") + ὄνυξ (onuks, "claw")


  • In addition, species such as Acinonyx jubatus are threatened by a loss of their prey base, such as small-medium size ungulates and hare, due to human hunting.

    Central Persian desert basins

  • Most larger Sahelian carnivores like lion Panthera leo and African wild dog Lycaon pictus (V), were exterminated earlier this century by hunting and poisoning, but about 15-20 cheetah Acinonyx jubatus (V) and a few striped hyaena Hyaena hyaena persist, preying on feral donkeys.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • More than 70 diurnal mammals have been described, including a number of carnivores such as spotted hyena Crocuta crocuta, common jackal Canis aureus, serval Felis serval, caracal F. caracal, lion Panthera leo, cheetah Acinonyx jubatus (T), and wild dog Lycaon pictus (T), previously considered locally extinct.

    'W' National Park, Niger

  • Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus (VU), though common in the reserve, are scarce in the crater itself.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • Several mammal species of particular concern to conservationists occur within the park: black rhinoceros Diceros bicornis (E), now reduced to fewer than ten animals, the small forest elephant Loxodonta africana cyclotis (V), which may number 2,000-3,000 individuals, leopard Panthera pardus, cheetah Acinonyx jubatus (V) and wild dog Lycaon pictus (E).

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic

  • Aerobic organisms such as the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) are more abundant than anaerobic organisms because respiration with oxygen yields much more energy than the anaerobic pathway.

    Fundamental principles of energy

  • Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus, VU), Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia, VU), and caracal (Felis caracal), species more closely associated with arid climates, also exist here.

    West Saharan montane xeric woodlands

  • In the 20th century, ecoregion lost another of its big cats, the Asian cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus raddei), a species included in the IUCN Red Data List.

    Badkhiz-Karabil semi-desert

  • Other carnivores of conservation concern in this ecoregion are the leopard (Panthera pardus) and cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), both listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

    Northern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • Among the most important flagship species in this hotspot is the Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus, CR).

    Biological diversity in the Irano-Anatolian


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