Ailuropoda is a genus from the Ailuropodinae Subfamily Ursidae family in the Carnivora order. Only one species currently exists; the other four species are prehistoric . Despite its taxonomic classification as a carnivoran, the giant panda has a diet that is primarily herbivorous, which consists almost exclusively of bamboo.
†Dwarf Panda, Ailuropoda microta †Ailuropoda wulingshanensis †Ailuropoda baconi †Ailuropoda minor Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, Qinling Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca melanoleuca †Ailuropoda melanoleuca hastorni,
Formerly, the red, or lesser, panda was considered closely related to giant pandas. It is no longer considered a bear, however, and is now classified as the sole living representative of a different carnivore family Ailuridae.