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Leopard, or Panther
Plate V: "Distribution.- Africa, generally, Asia Minor, Persia, Baluchistan, India, Assam, Ceylon, Burma, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java , and China. During the Pleistocene period the Leopard ranged into Western Europe?In addition to the Pard, or Panther, the ancients were also acquainted with the animal now commonly known as the Hunting-Leopard; and as this animal was then considered to be a hybrid between the Lion and the Pard it was appropriately designated the "Leopard." By a curios misapplication of terms, the name "Leopard" has, however, now been transferred to the Spotted True Cats, and has thus quite displaced the old word "Pard." It would, of course, be utterly hopeless to attempt to reintroduce the latter term, and to restore the term "Leopard" to its original owner; and we are all accordingly agreed to call the True Spotted Cats either Leopards or Panthers."