Panthera tigris acutidens (Wanhsien Tiger) (Panthera tigris acutidens Zdansky, 1928)
Time period: late Pleistocene of East Asia (0,8 – 0,2 million years ago)
Size: 2.3 m in length, 100 -120 cm in height, 150 - 350 kg of weight.
The Wanhsien tiger, is an extinct subspecies of tiger that lived in Asia from the late Pliocene until the middle Pleistocene. They were driven to extinction in the islands of Indonesia by another tiger subspecies, the Trinil tiger (P. t. trinilensis) and in Asia by yet another subspecies, the South China tiger (P. t. amoyensis)
The Wanhsien tiger is the earliest known extinct tiger subspecies, and populated a huge majority of Asia. It is larger than Siberian tigers, it grew to sizes of 2.3 m in length, 120 cm in height, and 200 to 350 kg in weight.