Acinonyx Brookes 1828 (cheetah)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Parent taxon: Felinae according to W. E. Johnson et al. 2006

See also Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser 2017, Carroll 1988, Geraads 1997, Kurten and Anderson 1980 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Caracal, Catopuma, Felini, Felis, Herpailurus, Leopardus, Leptailurus, Lynx, Miracinonyx, Neofelis, Otocolobus, Panthera, Pardofelis, Pratifelis, Prionailurus, Pristifelis, Puma, Sivapanthera, Styriofelis

Subtaxa: Acinonyx aicha Acinonyx jubatus Acinonyx pardinensis

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Austria (1 collection), France (4), Georgia (1), Germany (1), Italy (2), Kenya (1), South Africa (3), Spain (4), Tanzania (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), Italy (1)

• Pliocene of France (1), Italy (1), Morocco (1), the Russian Federation (2), South Africa (2), Spain (1), Tajikistan (2)

Total: 30 collections including 31 occurrences

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