Panthera tigris ssp. balica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Carnivora Felidae

Scientific Name: Panthera tigris ssp. balica Schwarz, 1912
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Bali Tiger
Panthera sondaica Mazak & Groves, 2006 ssp. balica
Taxonomic Notes: The Bali Tiger likely became extinct in the 1940s (Seidensticker 1987). On the basis of skull morphology Mazak and Groves (2006) classified the Bali Tiger as a subspecies of the Javan Tiger (also extinct), which they consider a separate species Panthera sondaica. Traditionally the Bali Tiger is considered a subspecies of Tiger Panthera tigris (Nowell and Jackson 1996).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Jackson, P. & Nowell, K.
Reviewer(s): Nowell, K., Breitenmoser-Wursten, C., Breitenmoser, U. (Cat Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Tigers were last positively recorded from western Bali in the late 1930s. The Bali Barat National Park was established in 1941 in tiger habitat, but it is likely that Panthera tigris balica became extinct by the end of World War II or possibly as late as the early 1950s. The causes of extinction include hunting, and loss of forest habitat and prey base. There are no Bali Tigers in captivity (Seidensticker 1987)
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Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
Indonesia (Bali)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Bibliography [top]

Mazak, J.H. and Groves, C.P. 2006. A taxonomic revision of the tigers (Panthera tigris) of Southeast Asia. Mammalian Biology 71(5): 268-287.

Nowell, K. and Jackson, P. 1996. Wild Cats. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Seidensticker, J. 1987. Bearing witness: Observations on the extinction of Panthera tigris balica and Panthera tigris sondaica. In: R. L. Tilson and U. S. Seal (eds), Tigers of the World: The biology, biopolitics, management and conservation of an endangered species, pp. 1-8. Noyes, Park Ridge, NJ, USA.

Citation: Jackson, P. & Nowell, K. 2008. Panthera tigris ssp. balica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T41682A10510320. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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