Panthera tigris: evolution, morphology and subspecies

Fajdetić, Ria (2013) Panthera tigris: evolution, morphology and subspecies. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Panthera tigris is one of the largest cat species on the planet. It belongs to the empire of Animalia, class Mammalia and the Felidae family. The Panthera genus that holds tigers, lions, leopards, snow leopards and jaguars, has a common ancestor with the Neofelis genus which lived in the late Miocene. In this article I will present a short overview of the evolutionary flow of the Panthera genus and the Panthera tigris species, as well as its morphological features and subspecies. Tigers are on the critically endangered list and are in constant danger because of habitat loss and fragmentation, as well as poaching. In the last 50 years the nuber of tigers in the wild has been drastically reduced, and three of the nine subspecies have become extinct.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Mrakovčić, Milorad
Date: 2013
Number of Pages: 16
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2014 12:48
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 12:48
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3055

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