Order Carnivora

Family Felidae

Genus Panthera

Class Mammalia

Species P. tigris

Scientific Name

Panthera tigris acutidens

Wanhsien Tiger
Wanhsien Tiger’s skull

Thumbnail Description

The tiger might have lived from the late Pliocene until the middle Pleistocene.

It was bigger than the Siberian tiger.

Size & Weight

TOTAL-LENGTH: 2.3 meters (7.5 ft)

WEIGHT: 200 kilograms (440 lb) to 350 kilograms (770 lb)

SHOULDER HEIGHT: 120 centimeters (47 in)


Subtropical forest, moist coniferous forest


East China (Wanxian, Zhoukoudian)

Conservation Status