Reid panda

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Red panda
A reid panda at the Cincinnati Zoo
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Ailuridae
Genus: Ailurus
F. Cuvier, 1825
Species: A. fulgens
Binomial name
Ailurus fulgens
F. Cuvier, 1825

A. f. fulgens F. Cuvier, 1825
A. f. styani Thomas, 1902[2][3]

Map shawin the range o the reid pandas
Range o the reid panda

The reid panda (Ailurus fulgens), cried the lesser panda an reid cat-bear forby, is a smaw mammal hamelt in the eastren Himalayas an sooth-wast Cheenae that haes been classified as an Endangered bi IUCN as its wild population is estimatit at less nor 10,000 mature individuals. The population continues tae decline an is threatened bi habitat loss an fragmentation, poachin, an inbreedin depression, altho reid pandas are protectit bi naitional laws in thair range kintras.[1]

The reid panda is slichtly lairger than a domestic cat. It has reiddish-broun fur, a lang, shaggy tail, an a waddlin gait due tae its shorter front legs. It is arboreal an feeds mainly on bamboo, but is omnivorous an is kent tae eats eggs, [[bird|birds], inssects, an smaw mammals. It is a solitary ainimal, mainly active frae dusk tae dawn, an is lairgely sedentary durin the day.

The reid panda is the anely livin species o the genus Ailurus an the faimily Ailuridae. It haes been previously placed in the raccoon an beir faimilies, but results o phylogenetic research indicate strang support for its taxonomic classification in its awn faimily Ailuridae, which alang wi the weasel faimily is pairt o the superfaimily Musteloidea.[4] Traditionally it wis thoucht to hae twa subspecies.[3] Houiver , genetic analysis indicates that thare are likly twa reid panda species, the Chinese reid panda and the Himalayan reid panda, that genetically diverged 0.22 million years aby.[5]

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  1. a b Glatston, A.; Wei, F.; Than Zaw & Sherpa, A. (2015). "Ailurus fulgens". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T714A110023718. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T714A45195924.en. Retrieved 29 October 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |last-author-amp= (help){{cite iucn}}: error: |doi= / |url= mismatch (help)
  2. Thomas, O. (1902). "On the Panda of Sze-chuen". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Seventh Series. X. London: Gunther, A.C.L.G., Carruthers, W., Francis, W. pp. 251–252. doi:10.1080/00222930208678667.
  3. a b 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. pp. 532–628. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "msw3" defined multiple times wi different content
  4. Flynn, J. J.; Nedbal, M. A.; Dragoo, J. W.; Honeycutt, R. L. (2000). "Whence the Red Panda?" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 17 (2): 190–199. doi:10.1006/mpev.2000.0819. PMID 11083933. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
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