Leopardus tigrinus is found primarily in South America with a small populations also occurring intermittently in Central America. It can be found as far north as. The little known Oncilla or Northern Tiger Cat (Leopardus tigrinus) is one of the small spotted cat species of South America also known as. Learn more about the Oncilla – with amazing Oncilla videos, photos and facts on Arkive.

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Retrieved from ” https: Sulawesi palm civet M. Tiger cat may also be a common name for the tiger quoll. Share this image — Hide sharing options.

See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. Felidi Specie animali in pericolo di estinzione.

The Southwestern Naturalist 62 3: X Close Image credit. The northern tiger cat has a less conspicuously, thinly ringed tail. Australian sea lion N. Which species are on the tigriinus to recovery? Most records in Costa Rica come from the forests along the flanks of volcanos at elevations from 1, m up to the tree line where it inhabits cloud and elfin forests.

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Sebbene il gatto tigre centroamericano sia categorizzato come una sottospecie separata, basandosi sull’analisi del DNA mitocondriale Johnson et al. The tiger cat is a solitary felid.


Leopardus tigrinus – Wikipedia

Most oncillas are completely weaned by 3 months of age, and young are completely independent 4 months of age. Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as leopardjs as anterior and posterior ends. From Ecuador and Peru, only few museum specimens exist and only in the species was formally confirmed in Bolivia through live-trapping.

Gli occhi dei piccoli si schiudono dopo giorni, un tempo stranamente lungo per un felino di queste dimensioni. Little information exists on the feeding habits of wild oncillas; however, their primary prey likely includes birds and small mammals such as rodents. Oncillas are more slender with larger ears and have a more narrow muzzle then ocelots or margays.

Leopardus tigrinus

The oncilla’s jaw is shortened, with fewer teeth, but with well-developed carnassials and canines. This coloration helps the oncilla blend in with the mottled sunlight of the tropical forest understory.

The fur is thick and soft, ranging from light brown to dark ochre, with numerous dark rosettes across the back and flanks. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Oncillas typically give birth to 1 kitten per breeding cycle, but can have up to 3 kittens. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Males are slightly larger than females and can weigh up to 3 kg, whereas females generally weigh between 1. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help!


The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Sunquist and Sunquist, Oncillas are often mistaken for ocelots and margays. Oncilla females have a home range tgirinus of 0.

lekpardus Positive Oncillas are illegally hunted at localized points throughout their geographic range for their tigrinue, which is similar to that of ocelots and margays. Vedi le condizioni d’uso per i dettagli. Mangia piccoli mammiferi, lucertole, uccelli, uova, invertebrati, e leopardua rado rane degli alberi. There is also speculation that it may be found in some parts of Nicaragua, and Panama. Occasionally, the cat will eat grasses. Results of a morphological analysis of samples of skins and skulls indicate that there are three distinct oncilla groups: While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

The northern tiger cat lives in a wide range of habitats. In the Amazonas the species may only occur marginally.