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Pallas's cat

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Pallas's cat
Manul at Rotterdam Zoo
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Felidae
Subfaimily: Felinae
Genus: Otocolobus
Brandt, 1841
Species: O. manul
Binomial name
Otocolobus manul
(Pallas, 1776)
Pallas's cat range

Felis manul[2]

The Pallas's cat (Otocolobus manul), cried the manul an aa, is a smaw wild cat wi a broad but fragmentit distribution in the moors an muntain steppes o Central Aisie. It is negatively affectit bi haibitat degradation, prey base decline, an huntin, an haes tharefore been cawd Near Threatened bi IUCN syne 2002.[1]

The Pallas's cat wis name't efter the German naituralist Peter Simon Pallas, wha first descrived the cat in 1776 unner the binomial Felis manul.[3]


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  1. a b Ross, S.; Barashkova, A.; Farhadinia, M. S.; Appel, A.; Riordan, P.; Sanderson, J. & Munkhtsog, B. (2016). "Otocolobus manul". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Cite uses deprecated parameter |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 535. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. Pallas, P. S. (1811). Felis Manul. In: Zoographia Rosso-Asiatica, sistens omnium Animalium in extenso Imperio Rossico et adjacentibus maribus observatorum recensionem, domicillia, mores et descriptiones, anatomen atque icones plurimorum. Petropoli, in officina Caes. Acadamiae scientiarum. Vol. 1 : 20–23.