("THE ENDANGERED MARGAY IS A SMALL SPOTTED CAT, (UP TO 9lbs), THAT ROAMS THE RAINFOREST FROM MEXICO TO ARGETINA. A SKILLFUL CLIMBER, IT IS ONE OF ONLY TWO CAT SPECIES WITH THE ANKLE FLEXIBILITY NECESSARY TO CLIMB HEAD-FIRST DOWN TREES.
Some facts. The term ‘Black Panther’ is quite often used in connection with large black cats - however there is no one distinct species of wild cat called a Black Panther. Over the years it has become used as a common name which can be applied to any large black coated cat. When you see a picture of a Black Panther it is most likely that you are looking at either a Leopard or possibly a Jaguar with Melanistic(color pigment) coloration.
A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any of several species of larger cat. In the Americas, wild 'black panthers' may be black jaguars (Panthera onca), while in Asia and Africa, black leopards (Panthera pardus)