Prionailurus iriomotensis is endemic only to Iriomote Island, the southernmost isle in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. The island is approximately 284 km^2.
Biogeographic Regions: palearctic (Native )
Other Geographic Terms: island endemic
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