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Miracinonyx Adams 1979 (American cheetah)

Mammalia - Theriiformes - Felidae

Alternative spelling: Acinonyx (Miracinonyx)

Parent taxon: Felinae according to L. D. Martin 1998

Sister taxa: Acinonyx, Caracal, Felina, Felis, Herpailurus, Leopardus, Lynx, Neofelis, Panthera, Pardofelis, Pratifelis, Puma, Sivapanthera

Subtaxa: Miracinonyx inexpectatus, Miracinonyx studeri

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore