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Valvert 2014_Ngandong Tiger Data Sheet

Valvert 2014_Ngandong Tiger Data Sheet

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Published by Raúl Valvert
Data-sheet about the giant Ngandong tiger (Panthera tigris soloensis), which was one of the largest cats of all history and the biggest subspecies of tiger (included all the modern and prehistoric ones). The document present the basic data about the specimens, a location map and a comparison image to provide a scale of the largest specimen.
Data-sheet about the giant Ngandong tiger (Panthera tigris soloensis), which was one of the largest cats of all history and the biggest subspecies of tiger (included all the modern and prehistoric ones). The document present the basic data about the specimens, a location map and a comparison image to provide a scale of the largest specimen.

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Published by: Raúl Valvert on Jan 15, 2014
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The Ngandong tiger

Scientific name: Panthera tigris soloensis Location: Ngandong and Watualang sites, east Java. Time period: Upper Pleistocene (100,000 years BP). Habitat: Open woodland in the Pleistocene Sunda shelf.

Morphology
Head-body length: 172 - 233 cm (in straight line). Total length: 258 - 350 cm. Shoulder height: Up to 120 cm. Weight: 143 – 368 kg ♀-♂ (probably up to 400 kg). Largest fossil found: A complete femur of 480 mm in greatest length.

Map with the location of the Ngandong tiger in the island of Java (light gray is the Pleistocene Sunda shelf).

By Raúl Valvert. Guatemala, January of 2014.

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* Size comparison between the Ngandong tiger (largest size) and a male Homo sapiens (175 cm tall).

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