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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Pantherinae — the clouded leopard.


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From Ancient Greek νέος ("new") + Latin feles ("cat")


  • Zootaxa has a new paper describing the neotype of the recently distinguished Neofelis diardi.

    Another Neofelis diardi Paper

  • Zootaxa has a new paper describing the neotype of the recently distinguished Neofelis diardi.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I suggest that the vernacular name Diard's clouded leopard be adopted for Neofelis diardi.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Species distinction and evolutionary differences in the clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) and Diard's clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi)

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • In contrast, mainland populations diverge less from each other, and are congruent with 1 species (Neofelis nebulosa) and 2 subspecies, the western (N.n. macrosceloides) and eastern (N.n. nebulosa) clouded leopard.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Neofelis deviates from other large felids in many aspects of craniodental morphology, and most likely also in several behavioral aspects.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • The differences far exceed those that have been documented for subspecies within other pantherine felids, and are congruent with a separate species, to which the name Sundaland clouded leopard, Neofelis diardi, has been given, although the name Diard's cat has priority based on historical precedence.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Winkler (1998) adds black bear Ursus thibetanus, clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa and bamboo rat Rhyzomys sinense.

    Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, China

  • The area's Information Center site also lists clouded leopard, Neofelis nebulosa (EN).

    Huanglong National Scenic Area, China

  • In the paper Molecular Evidence for Species – Level Distinctions in Clouded Leopards, the researchers identified genetic differences splitting the previous Neofelis nebulosa diardi into Neofelis diardi.

    Archive 2007-03-01


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