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This page only shows selected taxonomy entries
(even expert opinions differ on some groupings).

Brief taxonomy Further taxonomy

Cat Taxonomy Overview
Genus and species Common Name Range
Acinonyx jubatus Cheetah Africa, Asia
Catopuma badia Bay cat Asia
Catopuma temmincki Temminck's golden cat Asia
Felis bieti Chinese desert cat Asia
Felis caracal / Caracal caracal Caracal Africa, Asia
Felis catus Domestic cat Everywhere
Felis chaus Jungle cat Africa, Asia
Felis margarita Sand cat Africa, Asia
Felis nigripes Black-footed cat Africa
Felis serval / Leptailurus serval Serval Africa
Felis silvestris Wild cat Africa, Asia, Europe
Herpailurus yaguarondi Jaguarundi N. & S. America
Leopardus tigrinus Oncilla N. & S. America
Leopardus pardalis Ocelot N. & S. America
Leopardus wiedii Margay N. & S. America
Lynx canadensis Canada lynx N. America
Lynx lynx Eurasion lynx Asia, Europe
Lynx pardinus Iberian lynx Europe
Lynx rufus Bobcat N. America
Mayailurus iriomotensis Iriomote cat Asia
Neofelis nebulosa Clouded leopard Asia
Oncifelis colocolo Pampas cat S. America
Oncifelis geoffreyi Geoffey's cat S. America
Oncifelis guigna Kodkod S. America
Oreailurus jacobita Mountain cat S. America
Otocolobus manul Pallas's cat Asia
Panthera leo Lion Africa (Asia)
Panthera onca Jaguar N. & S. America
Panthera pardus Leopard Africa, Asia, Europe
Panthera tigris Tiger Asia
Pardofelis marmorata Marbled cat Asia
Prionailurus bengalensis Leopard cat Asia
Prionailurus planiceps Flat-headed cat Asia
Prionailurus rubiginosus Rusty-spotted cat Asia
Prionailurus viverrinus Fishing cat Asia
Profelis aurata African golden cat Africa
Puma concolor Puma N. & S. America
Uncia uncia Snow leopard Asia

Some of the above information is based on Stephen J. O'Brien's excellent feature on
on page 82 of National Geographic Volume 191 No. 6 dated June 1997.
Opinions differ on some aspects of feline taxonomy.


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