Tiger

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phylum Chordata The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, reaching a total body length of up to 3.3 m (11 ft) and weighing up to 306 kg (670 lb). It is the third largest land carnivore (behind only the polar bear and the brown bear).

Its most recognizable feature is a pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. It has exceptionally stout teeth, and the canines are the longest among living felids with a crown height of as much as 74.5 mm (2.93 in) or even 90 mm (3.5 in). For more see the Wikipedia page Tiger.

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class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Carnivora
suborder Feliformia
family Felidae
genus Panthera
species P. tigris
There are 9 subspecies of tiger, three of which are extinct. Their historical range in Bangladesh, Siberia, Iran, Afghanistan, India, China, and southeast Asia, including three Indonesian islands is severely diminished today.
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Bali tiger

phylum Chordata The Bali tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) is an extinct tiger population that lived in the Indonesian island of Bali. Results of mt DNA analysis of 23 tiger samples from museum collections indicate that tigers colonized the Sunda Islands throughout the last glacial period 11,000–12,000 years ago.

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class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Carnivora
suborder Feliformia
family Felidae
genus Panthera
subspecies P. tigris sondaica

Bengal tiger

phylum Chordata The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is the most numerous tiger subspecies. The Bengal tiger's coat is yellow to light orange, with stripes ranging from dark brown to black; the belly and the interior parts of the limbs are white, and the tail is orange with black rings.

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class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Carnivora
suborder Feliformia
family Felidae
genus Panthera
species P. tigris tigris

White Tiger

The white tiger is a recessive mutant of the Bengal tiger, which is reported in the wild from time to time in Assam, Bengal, Bihar and especially from the former State of Rewa. However, it is not to be mistaken as an occurrence of albinism. In fact, there is only one fully authenticated case of a true albino tiger, and none of black tigers, with the possible exception of one dead specimen examined in Chittagong in 1846.

For more about them see the Wikipedia White Tiger page.

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Siberian tiger

phylum Chordata The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger subspecies inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small subpopulation in southwest Primorye province in the Russian Far East. The Siberian tiger is the largest living felid and ranks among the biggest felids to ever exist.

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class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Carnivora
suborder Feliformia
family Felidae
genus Panthera
species Panthera tigris
subspecies P. tigris altaica

Sumatran tiger

phylum Chordata The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is a rare tiger subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra.The Sumatran tiger is one of the smallest tiger subspecies. Stripes tend to disintegrate into spots near their ends, and lines of small, dark specks between regular stripes may be found on the back, flanks, and hind legs.[5] The frequency of stripes is higher than in other subspecies.

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class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Carnivora
suborder Feliformia
family Felidae
genus Panthera
species P.tigris sumatrae