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Oncilla
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Leopardus tigrinus
(Schreber, 1775)
Information
Common Name Little spotted cat, tigrillo, tiger cat
Range Central & South America
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Felidae
Genus Leopardus
Species L. tigrinus
Subspecies *Leopardus tigrinus tigrinus
  • Leopardus tigrinus guttulus
  • Leopardus tigrinus oncilla
  • Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)
VUSpecies
Vulnerable


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The oncilla has thick, soft fur marked with dark spots and rosettes, ideal camouflage for its rainforest habitat. Rare in most of its range, its habitat is shrinking due to logging to make way for coffee plantation.

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