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Acinonyx pardinensis
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
Diet: Carnivore
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.

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