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Panthera onca hernandesii

Panthera onca hernandesii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera [1]
Species: P. onca
Binomial name
Panthera onca
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Panthera onca hernandesii (Mearns, 1901) was proposed as a subspecies of jaguar, native to Mexico and the United States (where wild jaguars no longer exist (Brown, 1983)), before later research failed to find evidence for it.[2][3][4][5] In 1939, due to lack of evidence, Reginald Innes Pocock accepted that other proposed subspecies, Panthera onca arizonensis, Panthera onca centralis, Panthera onca goldmani, and Panthera onca veraecrucis, were the same subspecies as Panthera onca hernandesii.[3][5] Therefore, the taxonomic name Panthera onca hernandesii referred to a geographic group, if not subspecies, of jaguars, from the United States and Mexico in the north, Central America in the middle, and Colombia in the south.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Wozencraft, W.C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 546–548.  
  2. ^ Larson, Shawn E. (1997). "Taxonomic re-evaluation of the jaguar".  
  3. ^ a b c Seymour, K.L. (1989). "Panthera onca" (PDF). Mammalian Species 340 (340): 1–9.  
  4. ^ a b Ruiz-Garcia, M.; Payan, E; Murillo, A. and Alvarez, D. (2006). ) in Colombia"Panthera onca"DNA microsatellite characterization of the jaguar ( (PDF). Genes & Genetic Systems 81 (2): 115–127.  
  5. ^ a b c Nowell, K. and Jackson, P., ed. (1996). "Panthera Onca". Wild Cats. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan (PDF). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group. IUCN. pp. 118–122. Retrieved 2015-09-10. 

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