Acinonyx

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Acinonyx
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Acinonyx jubatus
Scienteefic classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Acinonyx
Brookes, 1828
Species

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range o the ane extant species, A. jubatus
Synonyms

Acinomyx de Beaumont, 1964
Cynaelurus Gloger, 1841
Cynailurus Wagner, 1830
Cynofelis Lesson, 1842
Guepar Boitard, 1842
Gueparda Gray, 1843
Guepardus Duvernoy, 1834
Paracinonyx Kretzoi, 1929

Acinonyx is a genus o mammals frae the faimily Felidae. It is currently distributit in Africae an Asie, but at ane time wis an aa present in Europe. The cheetah is the anly livin species in the genus. Wozencraft (1993) put the genus Acinonyx in thair ain monophyletic subfaimily, Acinonychinae. Salles (1992), Johnson & O'Brien (1997), Bininda-Emonds et al. (1999), an Mattern an McLennan (2000) consider Acinonyx, Puma concolor, an Puma (= Herpailurus) yagouaroundi as representatives o closely relatit sister groups.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Christiansen, P.; Mazak, J. H. (2009). "A primitive Late Pliocene cheetah, and evolution of the cheetah lineage". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (2): 512–5. doi:10.1073/pnas.0810435106. PMC 2626734. PMID 19114651. 
  2. Knevitt, Oliver (January 9, 2011). "5 Greatest Palaeontology Fakes Of All Time #5: The Linxia Cheetah". Science 2.0. Retrieved January 2013. 
  3. Mazák JH (2012). "Retraction for Christiansen and Mazák, A primitive Late Pliocene cheetah, and evolution of the cheetah lineage". Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109 (37): 15072. doi:10.1073/pnas.1211510109. PMID 22908293. 

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