snow leopard, ounce (Panthera uncia syn. Uncia uncia)
Русский: Снежный барс
English: Snow leopard
Author Snow Leopard Conservancy/Jammu & Kashmir Wildlife Protection Department
The snow leopard or ounce (Panthera uncia syn. Uncia uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. Based on genotyping studies, the snow leopard has been considered a member of the genus Panthera since 2008. The species was first described by the German naturalist Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber on the basis of an illustration in his 1777 publication Die Säugethiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. Schreber named the cat Felis uncia and gave its type locality as Barbary, Persia, East India, and China.
Species: Panthera uncia (Schreber, 1775)
Felis irbis Ehrenberg, 1830 (= Felis uncia Schreber, 1775), by subsequent designation (Palmer, 1904).
Uncia uncia Pocock, 1930