These wild cat lists are based on the 40 species classification of Felidae as per:
- The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-2. <www.iucnredlist.org – Felidae>. 20 Nov 2017.
- Kitchener et al. 2017. A revised taxonomy of the Felidae. The final report of the Cat Classification Task Force of the IUCN / SSC Cat Specialist Group.
These lists are updated annually every November – current version: November 2017.
Updates since November 2016:
- The Wildcat group is now split into the European Wildcat (Felis silvestris) and the African & Asian Wildcat (Felis lybica).
- The Leopard Cats on the islands of Asia are now described as a separate species – the Sunda Leopard Cat (Prionailurus javanensis).
- The spelling of the Pampas Cat has changed from Leopardus colocolo to the more correct Leopardus colocola.
- The global IUCN Red List status of the Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) has changed from Endangered to Vulnerable.