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- n. A small wild cat of Central Asia. Scientific name: Otocolobus manul.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wild cat (Felis manul), having long, soft, light-colored fur. It is found in the mountains of Central Asia, and dwells among rocks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wild cat of Tatary and Siberia, Felis manul, of about the same size as the common European wildcat, F. catus, but with longer legs. It is of a yellowish color with whitish variegations, the tail ringed and the head striped with black.
- n. In the pearl-fisheries of Ceylon, a pearl-oyster bank which consists of soft or loose sand, as distinguished from a paar, which consists of rock or hard bottom. See paar.
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- n. small wildcat of the mountains of Siberia and Tibet and Mongolia
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Among listed birds and mammals are: golden eagle Aquila chrysaetus, imperial eagle Aquila heliaca, peregrine Falco peregrinus, black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus, snow leopard Uncia uncia (EN, Globally threatened), manul cat Felis manul, Mongolian gazelle Procapra guttorosa; (LR, Globally Threatened) and Altai argali Ovis ammon ammon (VU, Globally Threatened).
Leopard (Panthera pardus) and wolf (Canis lupis) are sighted occasionally within protected areas, as are golden jackal (Canis aureus), marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna) and the cats Felis catus, F. margarita, and F. manul may.
The dry mountainous valleys in Khorason province represent typical habitat for some of the smaller wild cats, and the now rare manul cat (Felis manul) was once more widespread in eastern and northeastern Iran.
There are also Siberian ibex Capra ibex sibirica, and musk deer Moschus moschiferus (VU), Pallas's cat (manul) Otocolobus manul, Mongolian (bobak) marmot Marmota sibirica, Altai snow-cock Tetraogallus altaiacus, bearded and black vultures Gypaetus barbatus and Aegypius monarchus.
The competition of livestock for wild animal grazing and the public's limited respect for wildlife are major threats: ibex, Pallas's cat (manul) and bobak marmot are especially targeted.
Carnivores include Canis lupus, Vulpes vulpes, Vulpes corsac and Otocolobus manul in the mountains, valleys, and steppe, Lynx lynx in the forest, Gulo gulo in rugged areas and Meles meles in the forest steppe.
Among other rare and endangered mammal species protected in this ecoregion are: marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna koshevnikovi), otter (Lutra lutra seistanica), manul cat (F. manul ferrugineus), and a number of species of bats and rodents.
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Pallas, but on no distinct evidence, to be descended from the _F. manul_ of middle Asia; but I am assured by Mr. Blyth that this cat breeds freely with