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Iriomote Cat
Iriomote
Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis

(Imaizumi, 1967)

Information
Range

Iriomote Island, Japan

Estimated
Population

100

Scientific Classification
Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Felidae

Genus

Prionailurus

Species

P. bengalensis

Subspecies

P. b. iriomotensis

Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Iriomote cat (Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis) is a subspecies of wild cat, which is a type of leopard cat, exclusively native to Iriomote island in Japan. It is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List, as there are an estimated 100 individuals remaining and its population is in decline.[1]

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