snow leopard, ounce (Panthera uncia syn. Uncia uncia)
English: Snow leopard spotted in the upper valley of Phyang village of Ladakh.
Čeština: Irbis v horní části údolí obce Phyang v Ladakhu.
Date 9 April 2016
Author Tashi Lonchay
The snow leopard or ounce (Panthera uncia syn. Uncia uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Snow leopards inhabit alpine and subalpine zones at elevations from 3,000 to 4,500 m. In the northern range countries, they also occur at lower elevations. Taxonomically, the snow leopard has been classified as Uncia uncia since the early 1930s. Based on genotyping studies, the cat has been considered a member of the genus Panthera since 2008. Order: Carnivora, Family: Felidae, Subfamily: Pantherinae, Species: Panthera uncia (Schreber, 1775).
Felis irbis Ehrenberg, 1830 (= Felis uncia Schreber, 1775), by subsequent designation (Palmer, 1904).
Uncia uncia Pocock, 1930