Captive Caspian tiger at the Berlin Zoo, 1899
|Common Name||Hyrcanian Tiger and Turan Tiger|
|Range||South of the Caspian Sea, from Turkey, Iran and East through Central Asia into the Takla Makan desert of Xinjiang, China.|
The Caspian tiger, also known as the Hyrcanian tiger and the Turan tiger, (Panthera tigris virgata) is an extinct tiger subspecies that had been recorded in the wild until the early 1970s, and used to inhabit the sparse forest habitats and riverine corridors west and south of the Caspian Sea, from Turkey, Iran and east through Central Asia into the Takla Makan desert of Xinjiang, China. There are no individuals in captivity. The Caspian tiger was formerly found in Chinese and Russian Turkestan, Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey.