Wild Cat Family is a central reference to all 38 wild cats in the Felidae family.

The wild cat species are grouped by the eight lineages:

1. Panthera lineage

2. Bay cat lineage

3. Caracal lineage

4. Ocelot or Leopardus lineage

5. Lynx lineage

6. Puma lineage

7. Leopard Cat lineage

8. Felis lineage

Click on any of the Lineage names below to learn more about that family of wild cats.

Wild Cat LineageWild Cat Common NameFelidae GenusFelidae Species
Panthera lineage
1LionPantheraPanthera leo
2LeopardPantheraPanthera pardus
3JaguarPantheraPanthera onca
4TigerPantheraPanthera tigris
5Snow leopardPantheraPanthera uncia
6Clouded leopardNeofelisNeofelis nebulosa
7Sunda clouded leopardNeofelisNeofelis diardi
Bay cat lineage
8Asiatic golden catCatopumaCatopuma temminckii
9Bornean bay catCatopumaCatopuma badia
10Marbled catPardofelisPardofelis marmorata
Caracal lineage
11CaracalCaracalCaracal caracal
12African golden catCaracalCaracal aurata
13ServalLeptailurusLeptailurus serval
Leopardus lineage
14Geoffroy's catLeopardusLeopardus geoffroyi
15GuiƱa, KodkodLeopardusLeopardus guigna
16Northern tiger catLeopardusLeopardus tigrinus
17Southern tiger catLeopardusLeopardus guttulus
18Andean catLeopardusLeopardus jacobita
19MargayLeopardusLeopardus wiedii
20Pampas catLeopardusLeopardus colocolo
21OcelotLeopardusLeopardus pardalis
Lynx lineage
22Iberian lynxLynxLynx pardinus
23Eurasian lynxLynxLynx lynx
24Canada lynxLynxLynx canadensis
25BobcatLynxLynx rufus
Puma lineage
26PumaPumaPuma concolor
27JaguarundiPumaHerpailurus yagouaroundi
28CheetahAcinonyxAcinonyx jubatus
Leopard cat lineage
29Leopard catPrionailurusPrionailurus bengalensis
30Fishing catPrionailurusPrionailurus viverrinus
31Flat-headed catPrionailurusPrionailurus planiceps
32Rusty-spotted catPrionailurusPrionailurus rubiginosus
33Pallas's catOtocolobusOtocolobus manul
Felis lineage
34WildcatFelisFelis silvestris
35Sand catFelisFelis margarita
36Black-footed catFelisFelis nigripes
37Jungle catFelisFelis chaus
38Chinese mountain catFelisFelis bieti

Species Reference: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. 22 Nov 2016.

Lineage Reference: O’Brien, J. S. and Johnson, W. E. (2007). The evolution of cats. Scientific American July 2007: 68-75.

Wild Cat List by Lineage.pdf