We summarize >80 accounts of jaguars killed and/or photographed in Arizona during a 160-year period. These accounts include 13 previously unrecorded animals and six contemporary photographic records. The period with most records occurred between 1900 and 1920. Occurrences ranged from Sonoran desertscrub < 1000 m ASL to mixed confer forest at 2,134 m ASL. Every county in Arizona save four had jaguar records and distribution of records indicate a north by northwest movement along montane corridors from the southeastern quarter of the state northwest to the Grand Canyon. Three counties bordering Sonora yielded numerous records over protracted periods, namely Santa Cruz, Cochise, and Pima Counties. The distribution, number of occurrences and records of females and sub-adults before 1920 suggest some animals may have been breeding residents.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.