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Tigress at Jim Corbett National Park.jpg
A Bengal teeger (P. tigris tigris)
Conservation status
Scienteefic clessification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Species: P. tigris
Binomial name
Panthera tigris
(Linnaeus, 1758)

P. t. tigris
P. t. corbetti
P. t. jacksoni
P. t. sumatrae
P. t. altaica
P. t. amoyensis
P. t. virgata
P. t. balica
P. t. sondaica
P. t. trinilensis

Tiger map.jpg
Tiger's heestoric range in aboot 1850 (pale yellae) an in 2006 (in green).[2]
Felis tigris Linnaeus, 1758[3]

Tigris striatus Severtzov, 1858

Tigris regalis Gray, 1867

The teeger (Panthera tigris) is a member o the Felidae faimlie; the maist muckle o the fower "muckle cats" in the genus Panthera. Native tae maist o eastren an soothren Asie, the teeger is an apex hunter an an obligate cairnivore. Raxin up tae 4 metre (13 ft) in tot lenth an weein up tae 300 kilogram (660 poonds), the lairger teeger subspecies is compearable in bouk tae the maist muckle extinct felids. Aside fae thair great bouk an pouer, thair maist recogneezable featurs is the paitern o daurk vertical strips that owerlays naur-white tae reiddish-orange fur, wi lichter unnerpairts. The lairgest subspecies o teeger is the Siberian teeger.

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  1. Chundawat, R.S., Habib, B., Karanth, U., Kawanishi, K., Ahmad Khan, J., Lynam, T., Miquelle, D., Nyhus, P., Sunarto, S., Tilson, R., Wang, S. (2011). "Panthera tigris". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. 
  2. Dinerstein, E., Loucks, C., Wikramanayake, E., Ginsberg, Jo., Sanderson, E., Seidensticker, J., Forrest, J., Bryja, G., Heydlauff, A. (2007). "The Fate of Wild Tigers" (PDF). BioScience 57 (6): 508–514. doi:10.1641/B570608. 
  3. (Laitin)Linnaeus, C. (1758) Felis tigris In: Caroli Linnæi Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Halae Magdeburgicae. Page 41.