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Temporal range: Early Pleistocene – Present
Female Bengal tiger (P. t. tigris) at the Tadoba Andhari Teeger Reserve, Indie
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Species: P. tigris
Binomial name
Panthera tigris
(Linnaeus, 1758)[2]
P. t. tigris
P. t. sondaica

Tiger's historical range in aboot 1850 (pale yellae) an in 2006 (in green).[3]

The teeger (Panthera tigris) also kent tiger, 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. Goodrich, J.; Lynam, A.; Miquelle, D.; Wibisono, H.; Kawanishi, K.; Pattanavibool, A.; Htun, S.; Tempa, T.; Karki, J.; Jhala, Y. & Karanth, U. (2015). "Panthera tigris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T15955A50659951.
  2. Linnaeus, C. (1758). "Felis tigris". Caroli Linnæi Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis (in Laitin). Tomus I (decima, reformata ed.). Holmiae: Laurentius Salvius. p. 41.
  3. Dinerstein, E.; Loucks, C.; Wikramanayake, E.; Ginsberg, J.; 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.