|Named By:||Brookes in 1828|
|Time Period:||Early to Middle Pleistocene|
|Location:||Across Europe, Asia and Africa with fossils located in Austria, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Tajikistan and Tanzania|
|Size:||Roughly about 90 centimetres high at the shoulder. Body length about 200 centimetres long, tail and additional 140 centimetres in length|
|Fossil(s):||Remains of many individuals revealing most of the skull and skeleton|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Felidae | Acinonyx ||
The giant cheetah (Acinonyx pardinensis) is an extinct species of big cat closely related to the modern cheetah.