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Fossil range: Late Pliocene to Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ailuropoda
Milne-Edwards, 1870

A. baconi
A. melanoleuca
A. microta
A. minor
A. wulingshanensis

Ailuropoda fovealis skull

Ailuropoda is an ursid genus containing five species of giant pandas[1]. Only one species, the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) currently exists; the other four species are prehistoric chronospecies. Despite its taxonomic classification as a carnivore, the panda has a diet that is primarily herbivorous, which consists almost exclusively of bamboo.

Pandas are descended from Ailurarctos, which lived during the late Miocene[1].



  1. ^ a b Jin, Changzhu; Russell L. Ciochon, Wei Dong, Robert M. Hunt Jr., Jinyi Liu, Marc Jaeger and Qizhi Zhu (June 19, 2007). "The first skull of the earliest giant panda" (PDF; fee required). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104 (26): 10932–10937. doi:10.1073/pnas.0704198104. PMID 17578912. Retrieved 2007-06-19.  


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From Wikispecies


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Caniformia
Familia: Ursidae
Genus: Ailuropoda
Species: †A. baconi - A. melanoleuca - †A. microta - †A. minor - †A. wulingshanensis


Ailuropoda Milne-Edwards, 1870

Type species: Ursus melanoleucus David, 1869)



  • Ailuropoda on Mammal Species of the World.
    Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed).
  • Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool. (Paris), ser. 5, 13(10): 1.

Vernacular names

Dansk: Panda
Deutsch: Großer Panda
English: Giant Panda
Español: Panda gigante
Français: Panda géant
Italiano: Panda gigante
Nederlands: Reuzenpanda
Polski: Panda wielka
Português: Panda
Suomi: Jättiläispanda
Svenska: Jättepanda
Українська: Панда
中文: 大熊貓属
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