prionPrionailurus viverrinus

Prionailurus bengalensissci (English) [ IPA: Prionailurus bengalensis ASM: প্ৰায়নেইলুৰুচ বেনগালেনচিচ]
Contributed by: Bikram M Baruah on 2009-12-10
1. Animal(Common Noun) a small wild cat of Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. There are eleven subspecies of Leopard Cat, classified according to their wide geographic dispersal. The Leopard Cat`s name is derived from the leopard-like spots prevalent in all subspecies, but its relation to the leopard is distant, as the leopard is a member of a different genus, Panthera.