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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Class Information
Class Mammalia
Order Information
Order Carnivora
Family Information
Family Felidae
Genus Information
Genus Panthera
Species Information
Species P. onca
Synonyms Yaguara
el Tigre
Population statistics
Population less than 10,000
Conservation status Threatened

The jaguar is a carnivorous mammal that is a member of the Felidae family and one of four "big cats" in the Panthera genus. Although the jaguar has a brownish/yellow base fur color which is distinctively marked with rosette markings, it is often mistaken for the leopard, which just has spots on its fur. [1]


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