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panther

panther

[pan-ther]
panther, name commonly applied to the leopard, especially to a black leopard. It is also used locally to designate various other cats including the jaguar and the puma. In animal systematics the generic name Panthera is given to all the big roaring cats—the lion, tiger, and leopard—as well as to the jaguar and, in some systems, the snow leopard.
Panther may refer to:

Large Cats

  • Panthera, the feline genus which contains lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars
  • Panther (in Africa and Asia), the leopard (Panthera pardus)
  • Panther (in North America), the cougar or mountain lion (Puma concolor)
    • Florida panther, a subspecies of cougar (Puma concolor coryi or Puma concolor couguar) found in southern Florida
  • Panther (in South and Central America), the jaguar (Panthera onca)
  • Black panther, a black variant of leopard, cougar or jaguar
  • White panther, a white or very pale variant of leopard, cougar or jaguar
  • Panther (legendary creature), a mythical creature resembling a large multicolored cat

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