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Monotypic genus of mammals


Acinonyx is a genus within the cat family. The only living species of this genus, the cheetah A. jubatus lives in open grasslands of Africa and Asia.Several fossil remains of cheetah-like cats were excavated that date to the late Pliocene and Middle Pleistocene. These cats occurred in Africa, parts of Europe and Asia about 10,000 years ago. Several similar species, classified in the genus Miracinonyx, lived in North America at the same time; these may have been more closely related to the genus puma.

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