|Attribute||Male & Female|
|Body Weight||57-113 kg (126-249 lb)|
|Body Length||112-185 cm (3.7-6.1 ft)|
|Tail Length||45-75cm (1.5-2.5 ft)|
Dimorphic in size
Jaguar are one of several spotted cats.
The spots, known as rosettes, of jaguars are distinguished by a black, interrupted outer ring; the background coat color lies at the center of each spot, which may also contain one or more solid black dots. Compare the spots of a jaguar (top image) with those of a leopard (center) and a cheetah (bottom).
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Hoogesteijn et al. (1993; 1996)
Wroe et al. (2004)