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Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya)

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"one of the cubs from the legendary male of Yala known as Hamu (big boss)"

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"After a failed attempt of hunting a wild boar..." from Yala National Park, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan leopard from Wilpattu National Park.

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Leopard at Kokariya plains..
Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is a leopard subspecies native to Sri Lanka


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From Yala National Park, 

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"Chandare; one of the big guns found in jamburagala area..."

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From Yala National Park:

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"This is Hamu Junior son of the Legendry father know as Hamu..."

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From Yala National Park, 

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"One of the big males in yala block 1 known as J ... 
I was lucky enough to see him continuously in my last few visits to yala"

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(12-06-2015, 09:59 PM)Sully Wrote: These cats are the largest leopards in the world, this is due to the fact that they are the biggest land predators in Sri Lanka therefore not having to compete with lions and tigers like some of their smaller cousins. Feel free to post pics, vids, data and everything else.

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Here is something on their diet:
http://www.threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJo...4-6221.pdf
Persian and central african leopards are bigger, ans savanna plus indian leopards are similar in size with Sri Lankans.
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(08-16-2018, 06:58 PM)eagleman Wrote:
(12-06-2015, 09:59 PM)Sully Wrote: These cats are the largest leopards in the world, this is due to the fact that they are the biggest land predators in Sri Lanka therefore not having to compete with lions and tigers like some of their smaller cousins. Feel free to post pics, vids, data and everything else.


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Here is something on their diet:
http://www.threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJo...4-6221.pdf

Persian and central african leopards are bigger, ans savanna plus indian leopards are similar in size with Sri Lankans.

Skulls of Iran male leopards, averaging about 245 mm. in greatest total length, could be the longest and widest today. Skulls of males shot in western and central-western parts of Africa are a tad shorter, but more elevated, more muscular and more robust. They also have the longest and most robust upper canines by a margin.

Skulls of Shri Lankan and Indian leopards more or less compare in the size department. Although a bit shorter than those from western Africa, they're by no means small.

I saw numerous skulls from Tanzania and Java in German and Dutch natural history museums. To my surprise, the Javan skulls were generally more muscular and robust.

Africa has many local races showing significant differences in size. In contrast to tigers, I never saw anything even close to a cline. Leopards in western and central-western parts of Africa are among the largest. The smallest skulls I saw, however, were from leopards shot just north of that region (...). Skulls from leopards shot in the northeastern part of Africa also were small. Skulls of Arabian leopards more or less compared.
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@peter 
Sri Lankan leopards, regardless of being the largest carnivore there, can't really attain big sizes because of the insular nature of the population, or not?
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(08-16-2018, 08:18 PM)peter Wrote:
(08-16-2018, 06:58 PM)eagleman Wrote:
(12-06-2015, 09:59 PM)Sully Wrote: These cats are the largest leopards in the world, this is due to the fact that they are the biggest land predators in Sri Lanka therefore not having to compete with lions and tigers like some of their smaller cousins. Feel free to post pics, vids, data and everything else.


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Here is something on their diet:
http://www.threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJo...4-6221.pdf

Persian and central african leopards are bigger, ans savanna plus indian leopards are similar in size with Sri Lankans.

Skulls of Iran male leopards, averaging about 245 mm. in greatest total length, could be the longest and widest today. Skulls of males shot in western and central-western parts of Africa are a tad shorter, but more elevated, more muscular and more robust. They also have the longest and most robust upper canines by a margin.

Skulls of Shri Lankan and Indian leopards more or less compare in the size department. Although a bit shorter than those from western Africa, they're by no means small.

I saw numerous skulls from Tanzania and Java in German and Dutch natural history museums. To my surprise, the Javan skulls were generally more muscular and robust.

Africa has many local races showing significant differences in size. In contrast to tigers, I never saw anything even close to a cline. Leopards in western and central-western parts of Africa are among the largest. The smallest skulls I saw, however, were from leopards shot just north of that region (...). Skulls from leopards shot in the northeastern part of Africa also were small. Skulls of Arabian leopards more or less compared.


Hello!
I do not think that central african leopard skulls are more massive than persian's . Gabon Leopards are second in overall sizes compared to persians. You need to compare at least 10 skulls of biggest male from bothe those ssp. in order to clearly determine who is definetely the largest. Regards
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(08-25-2018, 04:07 PM)eagleman Wrote:
(08-16-2018, 08:18 PM)peter Wrote:
(08-16-2018, 06:58 PM)eagleman Wrote:
(12-06-2015, 09:59 PM)Sully Wrote: These cats are the largest leopards in the world, this is due to the fact that they are the biggest land predators in Sri Lanka therefore not having to compete with lions and tigers like some of their smaller cousins. Feel free to post pics, vids, data and everything else.


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Here is something on their diet:
http://www.threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJo...4-6221.pdf

Persian and central african leopards are bigger, ans savanna plus indian leopards are similar in size with Sri Lankans.

Skulls of Iran male leopards, averaging about 245 mm. in greatest total length, could be the longest and widest today. Skulls of males shot in western and central-western parts of Africa are a tad shorter, but more elevated, more muscular and more robust. They also have the longest and most robust upper canines by a margin.

Skulls of Shri Lankan and Indian leopards more or less compare in the size department. Although a bit shorter than those from western Africa, they're by no means small.

I saw numerous skulls from Tanzania and Java in German and Dutch natural history museums. To my surprise, the Javan skulls were generally more muscular and robust.

Africa has many local races showing significant differences in size. In contrast to tigers, I never saw anything even close to a cline. Leopards in western and central-western parts of Africa are among the largest. The smallest skulls I saw, however, were from leopards shot just north of that region (...). Skulls from leopards shot in the northeastern part of Africa also were small. Skulls of Arabian leopards more or less compared.


Hello!
I do not think that central african leopard skulls are more massive than persian's . Gabon Leopards are second in overall sizes compared to persians. You need to compare at least 10 skulls of biggest male from bothe those ssp. in order to clearly determine who is definetely the largest. Regards

Leopards from the equatorial forests have the largest skulls. It's a fact, Persian leopards follow close and may be seen as the largest subspecies. 


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Sri Lankan leopards are literally bigger Indian leopards. Nothing more. But people claiming they're on par with South African and Indian leopards need to open their eyes becouse these leopards are clearly larger.

However, Central and West African leopards are not only bigger than others, they're also more robust. Thus they're bigger in every aspect.
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