Panthera tigris ssp. nov. 'Borneo'

Borneo tiger



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct if taxonomically distinct

Last record: Holocene


Subfossils of tigers on Borneo have been reported (Piper et al., 2007; Sherwani, 2021), and there are also contemporary reports as recently as 1995 (Meijaard, 1999).





Biology & Ecology










Gersi, Douchan. (1975). Dans la jungle de Bornéo. Paris: Éditions G.P.

Gray, J. E. (1867). Observations on the preserved specimens and skeletons of the Rhinocerotidae in the collections of the British Museum and the Royal College of Surgeons. Proceedings of the Zoological Society, London 1867: 1003-1032.

Medway, Lord. (1977). The Niah excavations and an assessment of the impact of early man on mammals in Borneo. Asian Perspectives 20(1): 51-69.

Meijaard, Erik. (1999). The Bornean Tiger: Speculation on Its Existence. Cat News 30: 12-15.

Piper, P. J., Cranbrook, E. O. and Rabett, R. J. (2007). Confirmation of the presence of the tiger Panthera tigris (L.) in late Pleistocene and Holocene Borneo. Malayan Nature Journal 59: 257-265.

Sherani, Shaheer. (2021). Short notes on a second tiger (Panthera tigris) from Late Pleistocene Borneo. Historical Biology 33(4): 463-467. doi: [Abstract]


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