These are two examples of tabby, or striped, cat. In the early days of cat exhibitions, tabbies were divided into banded and spotted. Their name was said to have. Dec 23, - Just have a look at Panthera, the genus that includes most of the classic big cat species. There are lions (spots giving way to “plain” coloration), jaguars (large, filled-in spots), leopards (large open spots), snow leopards (large open spots), and tigers (vertical stripes) all within the same genus.