Jaguar

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Jaguar
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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Branch Deuterostomia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Sub-phylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Class Information
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia
Sub-class Theriiformes
Infra-class Holotheria
Order Information
Superorder Preptotheria
Order Carnivora
Sub-order Feliformia
Family Information
Family Felidae
Sub-family Pantherinae
Genus Information
Genus Panthera
Species Information
Species P. onca
Synonyms Yaguara
el Tigre
Population statistics
Population less than 10,000
Conservation status Near threatened[1]

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. [2]

References

  1. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/15953/0
  2. http://www.abf90.dial.pipex.com/jaguar.htm
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