What Is the Scientific Name for Lion?


The scientific name for a lion is Panthera leo. Lions are the family of Felidae, from which comes the term feline. It is also historically classified as Felis leo.
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The scientific name of the Lion is Panthera leo.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Panthera Species: Panthera leo
The binominal name is comprised of two parts, a generic name first, followed by a specific name. The resulting name refers to a single species. A subspecies is designated by a third name after the species name.
Some of the lion names for cats are Aesop, Aladdin, Alistair and Amstel. Lion is one of the four big cats that belong to the Felidae family and its scientific name is Panthera leo.
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