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][2][3] Scientists say it is related to the pampas cat, and it might be the same species.[4]

Pantanal cat
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Leopardus
L. c. braccatus
Trinomial name
Leopardus colocola braccatus
Cope, 1889

Leopardus braccatus

This cat has black legs and long, thick fur.[4] It has two subspecies, Leopardus braccatus braccatus and Leopardus braccatus munoai.[2]

This cat lives in grassy places[4] in many parts of South America.[1]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. S2CID 73609632. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Leopardus braccatus". ITIS. Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  3. "Pantanal Cat: Leopardus braccatus". Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Cite error: The named reference Para was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).