Cat Classifications


 

 


 

FAMILY   FELIDAE

LINEAGE :

CHEETAH:  INCERTAE  SEDIS (UNDETERMINED  TAXONOMY)
ACINONYX  JUBATUS

 

FAMILY   FELIDAE

LINEAGE :

SUBFAMILY  PANTHERINAE
PANTHERA  LINEAGE

LION:        PANTHERA   LEO

TIGER:     PANTHERA    TIGRIS

LEOPARD:   PANTHERA  PARDUS

JAGUAR:      PANTHERA  ONCA

SNOW  LEOPARD:     PANTHERA  UNCIA

            CLOUDED LEOPARD:    NEOFELIS   NEBULOSA

 

 

LINEAGE :

SUBFAMILY  FELINAE
PANTHERA  LINEAGE
 
Mountain Lion:     FELIS  CONCOLOR


                

 
 
 
All  authorities agree that the cats form one family of the order Carnivora, the Felidae. At this point agreement about their classification ends.  I am sticking with the old classification.  The most recent attempt to classify the cats divides them into so many genera.  Sticking with the old is at least more familiar to the eye.

 

 

CLASSIFICATION  OF THE  SPECIES  OF  BIG  CATS

(C)  HONACKI  ET AL  (1982),  WOZENCRAFT  (1989)

AS  PRESENTED  IN  THE  BOOK   "GREAT  CATS  MAJESTIC  CREATURES  OF  THE  WILD" (1991)

 


 

  

 

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