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Acinonyx jubatus Schreber 1775 (cheetah)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Felidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 224065

Alternative combinations: Cynaelurus jubatus, Felis jubata

Belongs to Acinonyx according to W. E. Johnson et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Acinonyx aicha, Acinonyx pardinensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 252.7, humerus length 222.6, radius length 234.8, skull 160.0 x 130.5, tibia length 270.9

Estimated body mass: 53.9 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length