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Volume 81, Issue 1

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Recent observation for leopard Panthera pardus in Egypt

Alaaeldin Soultan
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  • Department for Migration and Immuno-ecology, Max Plank Institute for Ornithology, Am Obstberg 1, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany
  • Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78464 Konstanz, Germany
  • St. Katherine Protectorate, South Sinai, Nature Conservation Sector, EEAA, Egypt
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Published Online: 2016-01-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2015-0089

Abstract

An adult male leopard Panthera pardus was killed in Elba Protected Area in south-east Egypt. This record represents the first confirmed observation in Egypt during the past 65 years, and the first confirmed record in this region. We visited the surrounding areas where the leopard was killed and in areas where tracks were observed by local people to follow the animal’s movement and describe the habitat. The external measurements and the morphology are also described and a tissue sample was preserved for genetic analysis.

Keywords: Egypt; Elba Protected Area; leopard; Panthera pardus

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About the article

Corresponding author: Alaaeldin Soultan, Department for Migration and Immuno-ecology, Max Plank Institute for Ornithology, Am Obstberg 1, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany; Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78464 Konstanz, Germany; and St. Katherine Protectorate, South Sinai, Nature Conservation Sector, EEAA, Egypt, e-mail:


Received: 2015-05-29

Accepted: 2015-11-25

Published Online: 2016-01-13

Published in Print: 2017-01-01


Citation Information: Mammalia, Volume 81, Issue 1, Pages 115–117, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2015-0089.

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