Pantanal cat

species of mammal

The Pantanal cat (Leopardus braccatus or Leopardus colocolo braccatus or Lynchailurus braccatus)[1] is a wild cat that lives in South America.[1][3][4] Scientists say it is related to the pampas cat, and it might be the same species.[2]

Pantanal cat
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A pantanal cat in Brazil.
DD (São Paolo Red List)[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Leopardus
Species:
L. braccatus
Binomial name
Leopardus braccatus
(Cope, 1889)
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Where the pantanal cat lives.
Synonyms[2]
  • Lynchailurus braccatus

This cat has black legs and long, thick fur.[2] It has two subspecies, Leopardus braccatus braccatus and Leopardus braccatus munoai.[3]

This cat lives in grassy places[2] in many parts of South America.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Crasso Paulo Bosco Breviglieri; Mariela C. Castro; Douglas Ribeiro; Lúcio de Oliveira e Souza; J.H.P. Dias; Felipe Montefeltro (2018). "First confirmed records of the Pantanal Cat, Leopardus colocola braccatus (Cope, 1889), in the state of São Paulo, Brazil". Check List. 14 (4): 699–703. doi:10.15560/14.5.699. Retrieved November 17, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "PANTANAL CAT: Lynchailurus braccatus". Fauna of Paraguay. Retrieved November 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Leopardus braccatus". ITIS. Retrieved November 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Pantanal Cat: Leopardus braccatus". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Retrieved November 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)