Panthera tigris virgata
Hyrcanian tiger, Mazandaran tiger, Persian tiger, Turan tiger
- Caspian tigers used to prowl widely and follow ungulates from one pasture to another.
- It was thought to be the biggest of all cats ever existed.
- Pure black patterns are found on the head, neck, and on the middle of the back.
Size and Weight
BODY-LENGTH: (Males) 200 cm to 270 cm (79 in to 110 in) (Females) 160 to 180 cm (63 to 71 in)
WEIGHT: 160 to 180 cm (63 to 71 in)
SKULL LENGTH: (Males) 297.0 to 365.8 mm (11.69 to 14.40 in) (Females) 195.7 to 255.5 mm (7.70 to 10.06 in)
Hilly, river basins, lake edges, lowland forests
Caspian Sea, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, Takla Makan, China (Xinjiang)
Caucasian red deer, goitered gazelle in Iran, jackals, jungle cats, locusts, saiga, wild horses, Mongolian wild asses, Bactrian deer, Eurasian golden jackals, goitered gazelle, mountain sheep, roe deer, Persian onagers, Turkmenian kolans, Miankaleh Peninsula, moose, Manchurian wapiti, cervids, wild pigs
5,000 km2 (1,900 sq mi)