| Jaguar (Panthera onca) – Southern United States, Central and Northern South America. The Jaguar is the only “BIG CAT” in North or South America. The beige to reddish coat has rosettes, roundish markings with a small black dot in the middle with a white belly. These rosettes are different in each jaguar like our fingerprints are individual to each person. The strong legs are short and muscular.