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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Ursidae — the pandas.

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  • We quantify the tooth root lengths and surface areas of the female G. blacki mandible No. 1 from the Liucheng Cave and compare it to a sample of extant great apes and humans, as well as the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and the American black bear (Ursus americanus).

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Here's two giant pandas, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, playing in the snow that recently fell on their home.

    Pandamonium! [videos] | @GrrlScientist

  • The site is the type locality and chief habitat of the distinctive WWF emblem, the giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca (CR) which is classed as a Class I protected animal and a 'National Treasure' by the Chinese government.

    The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, China

  • This area also includes the eastern limit for the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also present in the Qionglai-Min Shan ecoregion to the west.

    Qin Ling Mountains deciduous forests

  • Thickets of medium to small-statured bamboo also grow here and provide a critical food resource for both giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and red pandas (Ailurus fulgens).

    Qionglai-Minshan conifer forests

  • The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca, EN), which is almost entirely restricted to the shrinking forests of this hotspot, is the world's best-known flagship species for conservation.

    Biological diversity in the mountains of Southwest China

  • The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca, EN) is the most important conservation symbol in China.

    Biological diversity in the mountains of Southwest China

  • This ecoregion supports potential habitat for a variety of forest mammals such as giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), red pandas (Ailurus fulgens), takins (Budorcas taxicolor), and musk deer (Moschus moschiferus).

    Qilian Mountains conifer forests

  • If the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) are not closely related, their sharing of this adaptation implies a remarkable convergence.

    The Panda's Thumb has Evolved ... Twice! - The Panda's Thumb

  • If the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) are not closely related, their sharing of this adaptation implies a remarkable convergence.

    The Panda's Thumb has Evolved ... Twice! - The Panda's Thumb

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