Jaguar

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Jaguar [1]
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Species: P. onca
Binomial name
Panthera onca
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Jaguar range

The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a big cat, a feline in the Panthera genus, an is the anerlie Panthera species foond in the Americas. The jaguar is the third-lairgest feline efter the tiger an the lion, an the lairgest an maist pouerful feline in the Wastren Hemisphere. The jaguar's present range extends frae Mexico athort muckle o Central Americae an sooth tae Paraguay an northren Argentinae. Apairt frae a kent an possibly breedin population in Arizona (sootheast o Tucson), the cat haes lairgely been extirpatit frae the Unitit States since the early 1900s.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 546–547. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. Caso, A., Lopez-Gonzalez, C., Payan, E., Eizirik, E., de Oliveira, T., Leite-Pitman, R., Kelly, M. & Valderrama, C. (2008). "Panthera onca". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. Retrieved 7 July 2011.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is near threatened.