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Panthera onca augusta, commonly known as the Pleistocene jaguar or simply the giant jaguar, is an extinct subspecies of the jaguar that was endemic to North and South America during the Pleistocene epoch (1.8 mya–11,000 years ago).[1]

Panthera onca augusta
Temporal range: Pleistocene
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Pantherinae
Genus: Panthera
P. o. augusta
Trinomial name
Panthera onca augusta
Leidy, 1872
  • Felis augustus Leidy, 1872


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  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Panthera onca augusta, basic info
  2. ^ "Paleobiology Database: Panthera onca mesembrina, collections".
  3. ^ Watson, Patty J. et al. (2005). "Prehistoric Footprints in Jaguar Cave, Tennessee". Journal of Field Archaeology. 30: 25–43. doi:10.1179/009346905791072440.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ McCrady, Edward; et al. (1951). "New finds of Pleistocene jaguar skeletons from Tennessee caves". Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 101 (3287): 497–512.
  5. ^ Parmalee, Paul W. (1961). "A recent find of jaguar bones in a Tennessee cave" (PDF). Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science. 36 (1): 81–85.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  6. ^ Simpson, George Gaylord (1941). "Discovery of jaguar bones and footprints in a cave in Tennessee". American Museum Novitates. 1131: 1–27.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Big Bone Cave Class II Natural-Scientific State Natural Area". TDEC. Tennessee government: Division of Natural Areas. Retrieved March 14, 2018.

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