This wild cat species list shows the 40 wild cats in the Felidae family with their common names and scientific names (species names).

  • The table is sorted alphabetically by Common Name to start.
  • Click on the relevant column heading to Sort by Common Name or Species Name.
  • Use the Search bar to search for a particular wild cat.

Download Wild Cat List by Common Name.pdf

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Wild Cat List - Common Name and Species Name

Wild Cat Common NameWild Cat Species Name
African Golden CatCaracal aurata
Afro-Asiatic WildcatFelis lybica
Andean CatLeopardus jacobita
Asiatic Golden CatCatopuma temminckii
Black-footed CatFelis nigripes
BobcatLynx rufus
Bornean Bay CatCatopuma badia
Canada LynxLynx canadensis
CaracalCaracal caracal
CheetahAcinonyx jubatus
Chinese Mountain CatFelis bieti
Eurasian LynxLynx lynx
European WildcatFelis silvestris
Fishing CatPrionailurus viverrinus
Flat-headed CatPrionailurus planiceps
Geoffroy's CatLeopardus geoffroyi
Guiña / KodkodLeopardus guigna
Iberian LynxLynx pardinus
JaguarPanthera onca
JaguarundiHerpailurus yagouaroundi
Jungle CatFelis chaus
LeopardPanthera pardus
LionPanthera leo
Mainland Clouded LeopardNeofelis nebulosa
Mainland Leopard CatPrionailurus bengalensis
Marbled CatPardofelis marmorata
MargayLeopardus wiedii
Northern Tiger CatLeopardus tigrinus
OcelotLeopardus pardalis
Pallas's CatOtocolobus manul
Pampas CatLeopardus colocola
Puma / Cougar / Mountain LionPuma concolor
Rusty-spotted CatPrionailurus rubiginosus
Sand CatFelis margarita
ServalLeptailurus serval
Snow LeopardPanthera uncia
Southern Tiger CatLeopardus guttulus
Sunda Clouded LeopardNeofelis diardi
Sunda Leopard CatPrionailurus javanensis
TigerPanthera tigris

Wild Cat List by Common Name.pdf