from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A classic name of the leopard, pard, or panther, sometimes used in zoölogy as a generic name of the large spotted cats.
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The most prized and heavily fished species in the LRFFT is the coral trout, known as Plectropomus leopardus, which changes names depending on the locality.
Indian Archipelago; while the leopard, _Felis leopardus_, is thought to be confined to Africa.
For the larger animal _Felis pardus_ is appropriate, and the _leopardus_ of Temminck, Schreber and others is not.
The type of this animal constitutes the genus _Neofelis_ of Gray, containing two species, this and the _Neofelis_ (_leopardus_) _brachyurus_ of Formosa.
The name panther is usually applied only to the large, fulvous variety of _Felis pardus (Linn.) (F. leopardus, Leopardus varius) _.
The species of Felidæ given in chap.xvii. § 7, are called _Felis leo_ (lion), _Felis tigris_ (tiger), _Felis leopardus_ (leopard), _Felis concolor_ (puma), _Felis lyncus_ (European lynx), _Felis catus_ (wild cat).