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The Jaguar (<em>Panthera onca</em>) ranges across a variety of forested and open terrain. It is strongly associated with the presence of water and is notable as a feline that enjoys swimming. The jaguar has an exceptionally powerful bite, even relative to the other big cats. This allows it to pierce the shells of armoured reptiles and to employ an unusual killing method, it bites directly through the skull of prey between the ears to deliver a fatal bite to the brain. Melanistic (Black) Jaguars are informally known as black panthers but do not form a separate species. Extremely rare albino individuals are called white panthers.
Subspecies include: Panthera onca onca, P. onca peruviana (Peruvian Jaguar). P. onca hernandesii (Mexican Jaguar). P. onca centralis (Central American Jaguar). P. onca arizonensis (Arizonan Jaguar). P. onca veraecrucis. P. onca goldmani (Goldman's Jaguar). and the P. onca palustris (the largest subspecies, weighing more than 135 kg or 300 lb).

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