The following wild cat species list shows the 40 wild cats in the Felidae family - their common and scientific names, and the continent where they occur.

Note that there are a few multi-continent species.

  • The table is grouped by Continent to start.
  • Click on the column heading to sort by that column.
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Wild Cat List by Continent.pdf

See Wild Cat Lists for more lists.

Background image: Wild Cats of the World Poster by Ellen Chester.

Wild Cat List by Continent

Wild Cat Common Name Wild Cat Species Name Wild Cat Continent Range
Black-footed Cat Felis nigripes Africa
African Golden Cat Profelis aurata Africa
Serval Leptailurus serval Africa
Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus Africa
Lion Panthera leo Africa
Caracal Caracal caracal Africa, Asia
Leopard Panthera pardus Africa, Asia
Jungle Cat Felis chaus Africa, Asia
Sand Cat Felis margarita Africa, Asia
African-Asian Wildcat Felis lybica Africa, Asia
Chinese Mountain Cat Felis bieti Asia
Pallas's Cat Otocolobus manul Asia
Snow Leopard Panthera uncia Asia
Tiger Panthera tigris Asia
Mainland Leopard Cat Prionailurus bengalensis Asia
Sunda Leopard Cat Prionailurus javanensis Asia
Fishing Cat Prionailurus viverrinus Asia
Rusty-spotted Cat Prionailurus rubiginosus Asia
Asiatic Golden Cat Catopuma temminckii Asia
Marbled Cat Pardofelis marmorata Asia
Mainland Clouded Leopard Neofelis nebulosa Asia
Sunda Clouded Leopard Neofelis diardi Asia
Bornean Bay Cat Catopuma badia Asia
Flat-headed Cat Prionailurus planiceps Asia
Iberian Lynx Lynx pardinus Europe
European Wildcat Felis silvestris Europe
Eurasian Lynx Lynx lynx Europe, Asia
Bobcat Lynx rufus North America
Canada Lynx Lynx canadensis North America
Andean Cat Leopardus jacobita South America
Pampas Cat Leopardus colocola South America
Guina / Kodkod Leopardus guigna South America
Geoffroy's Cat Leopardus geoffroyi South America
Northern Tiger Cat Leopardus tigrinus South America
Southern Tiger Cat Leopardus guttulus South America
Margay Leopardus wiedi South America
Ocelot Leopardus pardalis South America
Jaguarundi Herpailurus yagouaroundi South America
Jaguar Panthera onca South America
Puma Puma concolor South, North America

Wild Cat List by Continent.pdf