Oncilla

small spotted felid found in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America

The oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus), also known as the northern tiger cat, little spotted cat, and tigrillo, is a small spotted cat. Its range from Central America to central Brazil. Over this huge territory there are differences which some think should be subspecies.

Oncilla
Leopardus tigrinus - Parc des Félins.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Leopardus
Species:
L. tigrinus
Binomial name
Leopardus tigrinus
(Schreber, 1775)[2]
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Distribution of the Oncilla, 2016[1]
Synonyms

Oncifelis tigrinus
Felis tigrina

It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because the population is threatened by deforestation and conversion of habitat to agricultural land.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Payan, E. & de Oliveira, T. (2016). "Leopardus tigrinus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T54012637A50653881. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T54012637A50653881.en.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 539. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)