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Korean Mammal - Leopard cat (삵/살쾡이, Prionailurus bengalensis) latin dict size=104   common dict size=281
Image Info Original File Name: KoreanWildCat_pm52-BengalCat.jpg File size : 31005 bytes File date : 1998:02:04 09:00:00 Resolution: 408x264 Jpeg process : Baseline Posted Newsgroups: Posted Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 10:29:54 +0900
Author Name (E-mail): Kim Jinsuk (
Subject Korean Mammal - Leopard cat (삵/살쾡이, Prionailurus bengalensis)

Korean Mammal - Leopard cat (삵/살쾡이, Prionailurus bengalensis); Image ONLY
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Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) is a small wild cat of Southeast Asia. On average it is as large as a domestic cat, but there are considerable regional differences: in Indonesia the average size is 45 cm, plus 20 cm tail, while it is 60 cm/40 cm in the Amur region. The fur is also quite variable: it is yellow in the southern populations, but silver-grey in the northern ones. The chest and the lower part of the head are white. Leopard Cats bear black markings, that may be - dependent on the subspecies - spots or rosettes. It is a nocturnal animal, and usually eats rodents, birds, fish, reptiles, small mammals. It is usually a solitary animal except for the mating season. It has litters of 2 to 4 kittens and the gestation period can vary from 65 to 70 days.
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Scientific Name: Prionailurus bengalensis (Kerr, 1792)
Synonyms: Felis bengalensis Kerr, 1792
Common Names:
English – Leopard Cat
French – Chat-léopard du Bengale, Chat de Chine
Spanish – Gato Bengalí, Gato de Bengala
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Amur leopard cat, Prionailurus bengalensis euptilurus (Elliott 1871), is distributed in eastern Siberia, Manchuria, Korea and on the Tsushima Island.
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