Discover the lost land of the Jaguar. In a bid to discover new species and help Guyana protect its environment, the expedition team ventures into some of the remote jungle on earth tracking down the giants of the area; the Anaconda, the Jaguar, the giant Anteaters, the Turtles and the enormous Harpy Eagle.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Lost Land of the Jaguar - South American jaguar - Netflix
The South American jaguar is a population of the jaguar in South America. Though a number of subspecies of jaguar have been proposed for South America, morphological and genetic research has not found any evidence for subspecific differentiation. It is considered to be the biggest cat in the New World.
Lost Land of the Jaguar - Taxonomic history - Netflix
Initially, a number of subspecies were described for South America: Panthera onca onca was proposed by Reginald Innes Pocock in 1939. Pocock also mentioned other subspecies, such as Panthera onca peruviana (de Blainville, 1843), but eventually, due to a lack of evidence, he accepted that Panthera onca peruviana could be the same subspecies as Panthera onca onca. In other words, the taxonomic name Panthera onca onca referred to a geographic group, if not subspecies, of jaguars north and west of the Amazon River, and south of Central America, including some Colombian jaguars, which was believed to include another group of jaguars, that is Panthera onca centralis. The Pantanal jaguar was proposed as the largest subspecies, with the taxonomic name Panthera onca palustris (Ameghino, 1888), native to the Pantanal region of South America, besides Argentina. A specimen from Bolivia was given the name Panthera onca boliviensis (Nelson and Goldman, 1933), before it was considered as being of Panthera onca palustris by Carbera (1957). Panthera onca paraguensis (Hollister, 1914) was described for a jaguar from the Gran Chaco or the Pantanal regions in Paraguay. Morphological research has failed to find evidence for subspecific differentiation.
Lost Land of the Jaguar - References - Netflix