Panthera onca augusta

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Panthera onca augusta
Temporal range: Pleistocene
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
Species: P. onca
Subspecies: P. onca augusta
Trinomial name
Panthera onca augusta

Panthera onca augusta, commonly known as the Pleistocene North American jaguar, is an extinct subspecies of the jaguar that was endemic to North and South America during the Pleistocene epoch (1.8 mya—11,000 years ago).[1]


Two specimens were examined by Legendre and Roth for body mass The first specimen was estimated to have a weight of 34.9 kg (77 lb). The second was estimated to have a weight of 97 kg (210 lb).[2]

Fossil distribution[edit]

Fossils have been uncovered from Cueva del Mylodon, Chile, Piaui, Brazil, and north to Adams County, Washington,[3] Fentress County, Tennessee,[4] and Van Buren County, Tennessee.[5]

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