Definition of Felis onca
1. Noun. A large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis.
Generic synonyms: Big Cat, Cat
Group relationships: Genus Panthera, Panthera
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Literary usage of Felis onca
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1. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society by Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh, Wernerian Natural History Society (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1823)
"Remarks on some of' the American Animals of the Genus Felis, particularly on the Jaguar, felis onca, Linn. ..."
2. Explorations and Adventures in Honduras: Comprising Sketches of Travel in by William Vincent Wells (1857)
"Captain Henderson divides the ferine animals of Honduras into the felis onca, or Brazilian tiger, and the felis discolor, or black tiger. ..."