Lion (Panthera leo)
 
 
Lion Slideshow
Cat Name
Lion

Where They Live
Endangered Status
Vulnerable
Population Decreasing
Closest Relatives
Clouded Leopard
Jaguar
Leopard
Snow Leopard
Sunda Clouded Leopard
Tiger
Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Species: Panthera leo
Subspecies
African Lion
Panthera leo leo

Asiatic Lion
Indian Lion
Panthera leo persica
Former/Disputed Classifications
Panthera leo azandica
Panthera leo bleyenberghi
Panthera leo hollisteri
Panthera leo kamptzi
Panthera leo krugeri
Panthera leo leo
Panthera leo massaica
Panthera leo melanochaita
Panthera leo nyanzae
Panthera leo persica
Panthera leo senegalensis
Updated July 2009
References: IUCN Red List and the Integrated Taxonomic Information System


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