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Central American jaguar

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Mammalia
Family  Felidae
Rank  Subspecies
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Carnivora
Genus  Panthera
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Similar  Panthera onca hernandesii, Pantanal jaguar, Panthera onca augusta, European jaguar, Panthera schreuderi

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The Central American jaguar was proposed as a subspecies of jaguar, native to Colombia and Central America, with the taxonomic name Panthera onca centralis . In 1939, due to lack of evidence, Reginald Innes Pocock accepted that other proposed subspecies of jaguars, from the southern part of the United States to Colombia, such as Panthera onca arizonensis and Panthera onca hernandesii, and Panthera onca centralis were one subspecies, before recent tests failed to establish evidence for different subspecies of jaguar. Therefore, the name Panthera onca centralis referred to a geographic group, if not subspecies, of jaguars, from the United States and Mexico in the north, Central America in the middle, and Colombia in the south.

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