Taxon profile


Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Felidae - cats »  genus Panthera

Scientific synonyms

Felis onca Linnaeus, 1758 o

IUCN category:Near Threatened


juvenile animal



Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Echinococcus oligarthrus (Diesing, 1863)

prey: Caiman crocodilus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common Caiman, Cuniculus paca (Linnaeus, 1766) - Lowland Paca, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Linnaeus, 1766) - Capybara, Mazama americana (Erxleben, 1777) - Red Brocket, Tayassu pecari (Link, 1795) - White-lipped Peccary, ...

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Panthera onca augusta - Pleistocene North American Jaguar
subspecies Panthera onca georgica Hemmer, Kahlke & Vekua, 2010
subspecies Panthera onca hernandesii Gray, 1857 - Mexican Jaguar

Panthera onca hernandesii - Mexican Jaguar

subspecies Panthera onca mesembrina - Pleistocene South American Jaguar
subspecies Panthera onca onca (Linnaeus, 1758) - Peruvian Jaguar

Panthera onca onca - Peruvian Jaguar

subspecies Panthera onca palustris Ameghino, 1880

Panthera onca palustris

Links and literature

EN ARKive [/jaguar/panthera-onca/]

ARKive []
Data retrieved on: 16 December 2010
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [15953]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Panthera onca Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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Taxa (not confirmed) - 1


o original combination

species extinct in area described by check-list

extinct taxon