This list shows the 45 wild cat species grouped by the eight lineages of the Felidae wild cat family.

The wild cat common name and Felidae scientific names are shown.

Download Wild Cat Family List by Lineage.pdf

See Wild Cat Lists for more lists.

Background image: Chart of Big Cats by PopChart on Etsy.

Updated: November 2023



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Wild Cat List by Lineage

Wild Cat LineageWild Cat Common NameFelidae GenusFelidae Species
Panthera lineage
1LionPantheraPanthera leo
2LeopardPantheraPanthera pardus
3JaguarPantheraPanthera onca
4TigerPantheraPanthera tigris
5Snow LeopardPantheraPanthera uncia
6Mainland Clouded 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
15Guiña, KodkodLeopardusLeopardus guigna
16Northern Tiger CatLeopardusLeopardus tigrinus
17Eastern Tiger CatLeopardusLeopardus emiliae
18Southern Tiger CatLeopardusLeopardus guttulus
19Andean CatLeopardusLeopardus jacobita
20MargayLeopardusLeopardus wiedii
21Central Chilean Pampas CatLeopardusLeopardus colocola
22Brazilian Pampas CatLeopardusLeopardus braccatus
23Uruguayan Pampas CatLeopardusLeopardus fascicatus
24Northern Pampas CatLeopardusLeopardus garleppi
25Southern Pampas CatLeopardusLeopardus pajeros
26OcelotLeopardusLeopardus pardalis
Lynx lineage
27Iberian LynxLynxLynx pardinus
28Eurasian LynxLynxLynx lynx
29Canada LynxLynxLynx canadensis
30BobcatLynxLynx rufus
Puma lineage
31PumaPumaPuma concolor
32JaguarundiHerpailurus Herpailurus yagouaroundi
33CheetahAcinonyxAcinonyx jubatus
Leopard cat lineage
34Mainland Leopard CatPrionailurusPrionailurus bengalensis
35Sunda Leopard CatPrionailurusPrionailurus javanensis
36Fishing CatPrionailurusPrionailurus viverrinus
37Flat-headed CatPrionailurusPrionailurus planiceps
38Rusty-spotted CatPrionailurusPrionailurus rubiginosus
39Pallas’s CatOtocolobusOtocolobus manul
Felis lineage
40European WildcatFelisFelis silvestris
41Afro-Asiatic WildcatFelisFelis lybica
42Sand CatFelisFelis margarita
43Black-footed CatFelisFelis nigripes
44Jungle CatFelisFelis chaus
45Chinese Mountain CatFelisFelis bieti

Wild Cat Family List by Lineage.pdf

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