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Leighton's linsang

Leighton's Linsang
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Viverridae
Subfamily: Viverrinae
Genus: Poiana
Species: P. leightoni
Binomial name
Poiana leightoni
(Pocock, 1908)
Leighton's linsang range
(green - extant,
pink - probably extant)

Leighton's linsang (Poiana leightoni) was formerly classified as Poiana richardsonii leightoni and considered a subspecies of the oyan.


  1. ^ Van Rompaey, H., Gaubert, P., Dunham, A. & Hoffmann, M. (2008). Poiana leightoni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 24 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of data deficient
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