Leoger

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Leoger
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Pantherinae
Genus: Panthera
Species: P. pardus? × P. tigris?

The leoger is a Panthera hybrid between a female tiger and a male leopard. It is closely related to a tigard.[1]

Leogers have always been recorded to be stillborn. This is probably due to either to growth dysplasia or some incompatibility of the fetus leoger with the womb of the tigress. [1]

Leoger have supposedly appeared many times. [1] [2] Frederick Codrington Hicks recorded that the weight of these creatures varied from 50 to the weight of a tigress. [2] In addition, in September 1965, a leoger skin was supposedly put on sale. There are some more documentations of the leoger, but most of them are just of strange-looking skins that could also be attributed to genetic mutations. Most of these reports are probably hoaxes or misinterpretation, which makes it hard for scientists to learn about leogers, but at least a part of the claims are true or in part true, such as the ones made by Frederick Codrington Hick's.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "HYBRIDS BETWEEN LEOPARDS AND TIGERS". Messybeast. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Leopard-tiger hybrids". Macroevolution. Retrieved January 15, 2015.