Weight Comparision Chart

In the chart below, the bars span the recorded lower and upper end of the normal weight range. These weight ranges are meant to be representative (not all encompassing) of the adults of each cat species. Within every species there will be some cats that are unusually large or unusually small. (Smaller cats could also of course be juveniles.) For examples, while pumas are generally smaller than jaguars, pumas have been known to reach over 100 kg (220 lbs) in the northern parts of their range.

Some of the cat species have noticeably large weight variations. There are two explanations for this:

  1. Populations or even entire subspecies may live in diverse climates, with the smaller cats living in warmer areas and the larger ones living in colder regions. For example, the Sumatran tiger is at the lower end of the tiger weight range, and the Amur (Siberian) Tiger is at the upper end of the tiger weight range.

  2. Many species exhibit some level of sexual dimorphism, where there is a noticeable size difference between males and females. The Fishing Cat is a good example of this, with females being 6-7 kg (14 lbs) and males being 11-12 kg (26 lbs).

Small Cats (19 Species)

Three subspecies of Felis silvestris are shown, counting as one species. The Iriomote Cat is listed as a separate species until the powers that be can show otherwise.

Rusty-spotted Cat Prionailurus rubiginosus
  1.1-1.6 kg (3.5 lbs)
Black-footed Cat Felis nigripes
  0.8-2.1 kg (4.6 lbs)
Kodkod (Guigna) Oncifelis guigna
  2.2 kg (4.8 lbs)
Oncilla (Tigrina, Tiger Cat) Leopardus tigrinus
  2.2 kg (4.8 lbs)
Flat-headed Cat Prionailurus planiceps
  1.5-2.5 kg (5.5 lbs)
Margay Leopardus wiedi
  3.2 kg (7.0 lbs)
Sand Cat Felis margarita
  1.4-3.4 kg (7.5 lbs)
Bornean Bay Cat Catopuma badia
  2-4 kg (8.8 lbs)
Andean Mountain Cat Oreailurus jacobitus
  4 kg (8.8 lbs)
Asiatic Wildcat (Steppe Wildcat, Indian Desert Cat) Felis silvestris ornata
  2.7-4 kg (8.8 lbs)
Manul (Pallas' Cat) Otocolobus manul
  2-4.5 kg (9.9)
Iriomote Cat Prionailurus iriomotensis
  2.9-4.7 kg (10.3 lbs)
Geoffroy's Cat Oncifelis geoffroyi
  4.2-4.8 (10.6 lbs))
Leopard Cat (Bengal Cat) Prionailurus bengalensis
  2.5-5 kg (11)
African Wildcat Felis silvestris lybica
  4-5 kg (11 lbs)
European Wildcat (Forest Wildcat) Felis silvestris silvestris
  4-5 kg (11 lbs)
Pampas Cat Oncifelis colocolo
  3-5 kg (11 lbs)
Marbled Cat Pardofelis marmorata
  3-6 kg (13.2 lbs)
Jungle Cat (Swamp Cat, Reed Cat) Felis chaus
  3.1-7.6 kg (16.7 lbs)
Jaguarundi (Otter Cat) Herpailurus yaguarondi
  3-9 kg (19.8 lbs)
Chinese Mountain Cat (Chinese Desert Cat) Felis bieti
  6.5-9 kg (19.8 lbs)

Medium Cats (11 Species)

Canada Lynx Lynx canadensis
  8.9-10.7 kg (23.5 lbs)
Ocelot Leopardus pardalis
  8.8-11.5 kg (25.3 lbs)
Fishing Cat Prionailurus viverrinus
  6-12 kg (26.4 lbs)
Iberian Lynx (Pardel Lynx, Spanish Lynx) Lynx pardinus
  9.3-12.8 kg (28.2 lbs)
Bobcat Lynx rufus
  5.8-13.3 kg (29.3 lbs)
African Golden Cat Profelis aurata
  10-14 kg (30.8 lbs)
Asiatic Golden Cat (Temminck's Cat) Catopuma temmincki
  8-15 kg (33 lbs)
Caracal (Desert Lynx) Caracal caracal
  6-18 kg (39.6 lbs)
Serval Leptailurus serval
  9-18 kg (39.6 lbs)
Clouded Leopard Neofelis nebulosa
  10-20 kg (44 lbs)
Eurasian Lynx Lynx lynx
  18-21 kg (46.2 lbs)

Big Cats (7 Species)

Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus
  30-45 kg (99 lbs)
Snow Leopard (Ounce) Uncia uncia
  35-55 kg (121 lbs)
Leopard Panthera pardus
  25-80 kg (176 lbs)
Puma (Cougar, Mountain Lion, Catamount) Puma concolor
  30-85 kg (187 lbs)
Jaguar Panthera onca
  40-100 kg (220 lbs)
Lion Panthera leo
  110-225 kg (495 lbs)
Tiger Panthera tigris
  65-305 kg (671 lbs)

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