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Ailuropoda
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Ursidae
Genus Ailuropoda

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.

Species[]

Dwarf Panda, Ailuropoda microta 
†Ailuropoda wulingshanensisAiluropoda baconiAiluropoda minor
Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca,
Qinling Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca melanoleuca 
†Ailuropoda melanoleuca hastorni,

Other Pandas[]

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.

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