The following wild cat species list shows the 40 wild cats in the Felidae family - their common names and scientific names (species names).

  • The table is sorted alphabetically by Common Name to start.
  • Click on the column heading to Sort by Common Name or Species Name.
  • Use the Search bar to search for a particular wild cat.
  • Wild Cat List by Common Name.pdf
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Wild Cat Common Name Wild Cat Species Name
African & Asiatic wildcat Felis lybica
African golden cat Caracal aurata
Andean cat Leopardus jacobita
Asiatic golden cat Catopuma temminckii
Black-footed cat Felis nigripes
Bobcat Lynx rufus
Bornean bay cat Catopuma badia
Canada lynx Lynx canadensis
Caracal Caracal caracal
Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus
Chinese mountain cat Felis bieti
Clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa
Eurasian lynx Lynx lynx
European wildcat Felis silvestris
Fishing cat Prionailurus viverrinus
Flat-headed cat Prionailurus planiceps
Geoffroy's cat Leopardus geoffroyi
Guiña Leopardus guigna
Iberian lynx Lynx pardinus
Jaguar Panthera onca
Jaguarundi Herpailurus yagouaroundi
Jungle cat Felis chaus
Leopard Panthera pardus
Leopard cat Prionailurus bengalensis
Lion Panthera leo
Marbled cat Pardofelis marmorata
Margay Leopardus wiedii
Northern tiger cat Leopardus tigrinus
Ocelot Leopardus pardalis
Pallas's cat Otocolobus manul
Pampas cat Leopardus colocola
Puma Puma concolor
Rusty-spotted cat Prionailurus rubiginosus
Sand cat Felis margarita
Serval Leptailurus serval
Snow leopard Panthera uncia
Southern tiger cat Leopardus guttulus
Sunda clouded leopard Neofelis diardi
Sunda leopard cat Prionailurus javanensis
Tiger Panthera tigris

Wild Cat List by Common Name.pdf


  • 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.
  • The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-2. <>. 20 Nov 2018.