Sunday, July 17, 2011

Neofelis diardi

Neofelis diardi
Clouded leopard Borneo and Sumatra (Neofelis diardi) or more commonly referred to simply by Macan Dahan is a member of the big cats in addition to the Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Jaguar, and Cheetah. As Tiger and Leopard, Clouded Tiger endangered species including one owned by Indonesia. The most unique was clouded leopard has the longest fangs of the largest and among the other cats. Even longer than the lion or tiger fangs.

Initially, Borneo and Sumatra Tiger Dahan (Neofelis diardi) included in one species with the Tigers Dahan (Neofelis nebulosa) found on mainland Asia. However, based on research by experts, since 2007 the Tigers Dahan Borneo and Sumatra is categorized as a separate species that is different from his brother who was in the plains of Asia.

Clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi) consists of two subspecies of Bornean Clouded Tiger (Neofelis diardi borneensis) who lived on the island of Borneo (Indonesia and Malaysia) and Sumatra Tiger Dahan (Neofelis diardi diardi) who lived on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Clouded leopard Borneo or Kalimantan, which is a species endemic to the island of Borneo dala English language commonly referred to as the Bornean Clouded Leopard. While his brother, commonly called the Sumatran tiger Clouded Leopard Clouded Sumateran. Naming is certainly closely related to her like a cloud pattern.

The characteristics and behavior of Clouded Tiger. Both the Tigers Dahan Dahan Borneo and Sumatra Tigers have physical characteristics that are similar. Tiger Skin Dahan (Neofelis diardi) brownish gray fur with motifs like clouds and spotted a black-totl.

Clouded Tiger body are not too large. Length is only about 95 cm with a weight not exceeding 25 kg. Clouded Tiger body size is certainly smaller than the Sumatran Tiger and Leopard even just a dog-sized.

His small size and light weight make this tiger has a licah movement in trees and spend more time in trees. The long tail is able to balance his body movements. Also the legs are stocky and sharp nails make Tiger Dahan able to roam in the tree with a frisky. Even with the head down even when down a tree.

The most special addition to agility in the tree Dahan Tiger canines are very large and lengthy than other predators. Clouded leopard has fangs to reach lengths of 2 inches. The length of canine teeth are much beat canines belonging to other types of big cats such as lions, leopards, and tigers.

Bornean Clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi borneensis) and the Sumatran Tiger Dahan (Neofelis diardi diardi) is the usual nocturnal hunting at night. Clouded Tiger prey includes a variety of wildlife ranging from monkeys, deer, snakes, proboscis monkeys and other small mammals.

Clouded Tiger habitat ranging from coastal forests, marshes to the mountains with an altitude of 3,000 masl. Clouded leopard inhabits the forests with lush trees and away from human settlement areas. These animals include animals that are very shy, so very little is known regarding the behavior in the wild.

Tiger Conservation Dahan. Both Tiger and Tiger Dahan Dahan Sumatra Kalimantan including rare and endangered animal species. By IUCN Redlist, both included in the conservation status of "Endangered" (Endangered). Also classified in Appendix I by CITES.

Bornean Clouded Tiger Population (Neofelis diardi borneensis) in the wild is estimated to range between 5,000 to 11,000 birds. While his brother, Sumatran Tigers Dahan (Neofelis diardi diardi) is more alarming, about 3,000 to 7,000 birds. Clouded Tiger scarcity is more caused by an decrease in the forest as a habitat where they live and hunt as a result of forest fires and illegal logging. In addition, due to hunting by man to take the skin and fangs.

Clouded leopard Borneo and Sumatra, the owner of the longest fangs of a newly identified as a new species in 2007 has now threatened with extinction. Is endemic species of Kalimantan and Sumatra islands is identified only to become extinct and leave only a name?

Scientific classification: Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: mammals, Order: Carnivora, Family: Felidae, Genus: Neofelis, Species: Neofelis diardi. Subspecies: Neofelis diardi borneensis and Neofelis diardi diardi

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