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Kinds or types of species of cheetah?

There are six subspecies of cheetah including: Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus), Northwest African cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus hecki), Acinonyx jubatus raineyii, Acinonyx jubatus jubatus, Acinonyx jubatus soemmeringii, and Acinonyx jubatus velox. The last four subspecies listed do not have common… Full Answer

What is the scientific name for the cheetah?

The scientific, taxonomic, binomial name of the cheetah is Acinonyx jubatus. Subspecies' names (six or seven of them) remain unresolved. kingdom = Animalia phylum = Chordata class = Mammalia order = Carnivora family = Felidae genus = Acinonyx species =… Full Answer

What family are cheetahs in?

Cheetahs belong to the family Felidae. The scientific name of cheetah is Acinonyx jubatus. It is the only living representative of the genus Acinonyx. Cheetah can not roar like lion or tiger. Full Answer

What is the scientific name for a cheetah?

Its scientific name is: Acinonyx jubatus , The genus name,Acinonyx, comes from the Greek words "acin", meaning thorn, and "onyx", meaning claw, and probably referes to the claws' immobility, like a thorn. The species name, "jubatus", comes from the Latin… Full Answer

How do cheetahs get there name?

According to Wikipedia, the word "cheetah" comes from the Sanskrit for "variegated one". The scientific name, Acinonyx jubatus comes from the Greek and Latin, respectively. "Acinonyx" meaning "no move claw" and "jubatus" referring to the mane on a cheetah cub. Full Answer