The term "snow tiger" is used to refer to a couple of different sub-species of tigers. Often it is used to refer to the Bengal tigers that have a gene mutation giving them a white coloration.
White Tiger White Tiger Classification and Evolution The White Tiger (also known as the White Bengal Tiger) is a subspecies of Tiger, found throughout the Indian subcontinent.Although the range of the White Tiger is historically very large, these animals are incredibly rare as their colouration is dependent on a defective, recessive gene that is passed on from their parents.
White Tiger is also the name of an American glam metal band from the 1980s. In the live action version of Disney's 101 Dalmatians, Cruella de Vil kills a white tiger for its fur. Seto Bagh (or 'White Tiger' in English) is a Nepali language novel by Diamond Shumsher Rana about an encounter with a white tiger.
The scientific name of the White Tiger is Panthera tigris, since it is merely a different coloured version of the Bengal subspecies. Physical Characteristics As expected, the White Tiger is far lighter in its colouring than the more common Bengal Tiger. The majority of its coat is a light cream colour, with very light brown or grey stripes.
The tiger's closest living relatives were previously thought to be the Panthera species lion, leopard and jaguar. Results of genetic analysis indicate that about 2.88 million years ago, the tiger and the snow leopard lineages diverged from the other Panthera species, and that both may be more closely related to each other than to the lion, leopard and jaguar.
There has been a huge deception played out by the entertainment industry that there is such a thing as a Royal White Bengal Tiger and these are sometimes referred to as Snow Tigers, but they are not a species of tiger, but rather an inbred and cross bred version of tiger that was created only because people will pay to see a white tiger.
The Balinese tiger (Panthera tigris balica) was exclusively found in Bali in Indonesia and went extinct in the early 1930's. The Javan and Bali tigers were very similar in their small size weighing only 90 to 90 kg (200 to 220 lbs.). Nomenclature. The species name tigris is Greek for "arrow".
The scientific name for a tiger is Panthera Tigris. Different breeds have an extra word at the end. Ex. Bengal Tiger is Panthera tigris tigris. Ex. Siberian Tiger is Panthera tigris altaica.
The scientific name for tiger is Panthera tigris. The tiger is the largest cat on Earth, and is recognized for its beautiful orange coat with white markings and black stripes.
The tiger's kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species, referred to as its taxonomy, is the kingdom animalia, the phylum chordata (which may also be called vertebrata), the class mammalia, the order carnivora, the family felidae, the genus panthera and the species p. tigris.