Ailuropoda melanoleuca baconi (Woodward, 1915)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Aelureidopus baconi Woodward, 1915; Ailuropoda baconi (Woodward, 1915)


Conservation Status




China & Myanmar (=Burma)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Woodward, Arthur Smith. (1915). On the skull of an extinct mammal related to Æluropus from a cave in the ruby mines at Mogok, Burma. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1915: 425-428. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1915.tb07605.x


Other references:

Dong, Wei and Zhang, Yingqi. (2022). Biochronologic sequences of the Pleistocene mammalian faunas in China and correlations with numeric dating. Quaternary Sciences 42(5): 1227-1246.

Holmes, Branden. (2021). What's Lost and What Remains: The Sixth Extinction in 100 Accounts (eBook). Self published.

Hu, Haiqian et al. (2022). New remains of Ailuropoda melanoleuca baconi from Yanjinggou, China: Throwing light on the evolution of giant pandas during the Pleistocene. Journal of Mammalian Evolution.

Liang, Hua et al. (2020). A Late Middle Pleistocene Mammalian Fauna Recovered in Northeast Guangxi, southern China: Implications for Regional Biogeography. Quaternary International 563: 29-37. doi: [Abstract]

Liang, Hua et al. (2022). New discovery of a late Middle Pleistocene mammalian fauna in Ganxian Cave, Southern China. Historical Biology.

Louys, J., Curnoe, D. and Tong, H. (2007). Characteristics of Pleistocene megafauna extinctions in southeast Asia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 243: 152-173.

Sun, Fajun et al. (In Press, 2019). Paleoecology of Pleistocene mammals and paleoclimatic change in South China: Evidence from stable carbon and oxygen isotopes. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. [Abstract]

Turvey, Samuel T. et al. (2013). Holocene survival of Late Pleistocene megafauna in China: a critical review of the evidence. Quaternary Science Reviews 76: 156-166. [Abstract]


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