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Panthera  -  Fatemeh Asghari



Nombre y apellidos:
Fatemeh Asghari

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Título:
Panthera

Especie/Elemento:
Panthera pardus

Descripción:
The leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It
is a member of the family Felidae with a wide range in regions of sub-Saharan
Africa, West Asia, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia to Siberia. Fossil
records found in Italy suggest that in the Pleistocene it ranged as far as Europe.
Compared to other members of Felidae, the leopard has relatively short legs and a
long body with a large skull. It is similar in appearance to the jaguar, but is smaller
and more lightly built. Its fur is marked with rosettes similar to those of the jaguar,
but the leopard's rosettes are smaller and more densely packed, and do not usually
have central spots as the jaguar's do. Both leopards and jaguars that are melanistic
are known as black panthers.
The leopard's success in the wild is due to its well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic
hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its
ability to adapt to various habitats ranging from rainforest to steppe and including
arid and montane areas; and to run at speeds up to 58 kilometres per hour
(36 mph).

Categoría:
Manual

Técnica:
Watercolor

Año:
2015

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