Nubian lion

Nubian lion
Annual report - New York Zoological Society (1903) (18243500220).jpg
Young male Nubian lion in New York Zoo, 1903
Leo the MGM lion 1928.jpg
Jackie the MGM lion was said to be from Nubia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Suborder:Feliformia
Family:Felidae
Subfamily:Pantherinae
Genus:Panthera
Species:P. leo
Subspecies:P. l. leo
Trinomial name
Panthera leo leo
Synonyms[1][2]

formerly:

  • P. l. nubicus
  • P. l. massaica (partim)

The term Nubian lion referred to a lion specimen from Nubia, for which the trinomial nomenclature Felis leo nubica was used in the 19th century.[3] It has been subsumed to Panthera leo leo in the 20th and 21 centuries.[2][4]

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