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  • n. Used as a specific epithet


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New Latin, from Portuguese onça ("jaguar")


  • Although small in size, the 1,500 ha La Selva Biological Station in Northeastern Costa Rica hosts permanent populations of large predators (Panthera onca) and herbivores (Tapirus bairdii) probably because its connection to the upper montane forests of Braulio Carrillo National Park.

    Isthmian-Pacific moist forests

  • Cats include jaguars (Panthera onca) and pumas (Puma concolor).

    Marajó varzea

  • As is the case with plants, the hotspot also holds a number of more widespread mammal species, including the jaguar (Panthera onca), Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii, EN), the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), and the olingo (Bassaricyon gabbii).

    Biological diversity in Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena

  • Some notable mammals are white‑tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus, white‑lipped peccary Tayassu pecary, collared peccary Tayassu tajacu, Central American tapir Tapirus bairdii (VU), white‑face monkey Cebus capucinus and spider monkey Ateles geoffroyi, howler monkey Alouatta palliata, collared anteater Tamandua tetradactyla, jaguar Panthera onca (VU), margay Felis wiedii (VU), jaguarundi F. yagouaroundi and ocelot F. pardalis (VU).

    Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica

  • In addition, these mangrove forests shelter a large number of species in certain groups such as 42 species of birds, including Pelecanus occidentalis, Columbina sp., and Fregata magnificens; carious mammals such as crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus), mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata), white-faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus), and jaguar (Panthera onca), and reptiles like Iguana iguana.

    Manabí mangroves

  • Large numbers of mammals live in these forests including endangered species of spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) which use the corridors of rivers through the dry forest, as well as various cats such as Felis onca, F. concolor, F. pardalis, F. wiedi and F. yaguaroundi, tapir (Tapirus bairdii), anteaters (Tamandua mexicana) and many others.

    Central American dry forests

  • Some species present, which are endemic to the Atlantic forest include maned sloth Bradypus torquatus (EN), thin-spined porcupine Chaeotemys subspinosus (EN), jaguar Panthera onca (VU) and Geoffroy's tufted-ear marmoset Callithrix geoffroyi (VU).

    Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves, Brazil

  • The large intact grasslands of the savanna and surrounding habitats support diverse mammal populations which include giant anteater Myrmecophaga tridactyla (VU), giant armadillo Priodontes maximus (EN), jaguar Panthera onca, puma Puma concolor and Brazilian tapir Tapirus terrestris (VU).

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • The XJ120, introduced in 1948, brilliantly emulated the graceful wave-motion of the leaping Panthera onca in the forests of the Amazon.


  • Exactly how dramatic a comeback is difficult to say because jaguars -- Panthera onca, the largest feline in the New World -- are solitary, secretive, nocturnal predators.

    The Return Of The Big Cats


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