- Country reported: Peru
The yana puma (Quecha: "black mountain lion") is a cryptid felid reported from the forested central mountains of Peru by Peter Hocking. It is described as being twice the size of a jaguar and entirely black, with large greenish eyes. It is nocturnal, and is said to only attack humans during the night. It also roars.
George Eberhart speculates that it may be a melanistic jaguar or puma. However, both of these animals are too small, and the puma does not roar. A melanistic jaguar's spots are also always visible from one angle or another.