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Tigrillo

Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides

Description:

This is a small Felidae from Center and South America. The pictures belong to an Amazon Tigrillo, from the locality of Tena (low Amazon basin). It is, according to The red book of the mammals of Ecuador, one of the rarest mammals in Central and South America.

Habitat:

Temperate and Tropical rainforest. It has been reported at the beginning of the last century in the high paramos of Mojanda, but their true distribution is still unknown.

Notes:

Relocated for wrong id.

1 Species ID Suggestions

KimLomman
KimLomman 8 years ago
Tigrillo
Leopardus tigrinus Oncilla


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9 Comments

Glen Marks
Glen Marks 8 years ago

Beautiful cat!

GustavoMorejon
GustavoMorejon 8 years ago

I found a very informative page about the specie at http://www.wildcatsmagazine.nl/tigercat.... ; and definitively, based on the distribution must be Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides (Gray, 1867).

KimLomman
KimLomman 8 years ago

Ok, would still most likely be that subspecies.

GustavoMorejon
GustavoMorejon 8 years ago

I don't know how it happened, but somehow the locality was wrong (probably my own mistake). It belongs to the Tena zone in Ecuador.

KimLomman
KimLomman 8 years ago

Nice shot. The scientific name you are using is not correct though. It is L. tigrinus not L. tigrilus. As you took this in Colombia it is most likely L.tigrinus pardinoides.

injica
injica 8 years ago

Wow beautiful breathtaking cat :) Great spotting! Oh I'd love to have one like this :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Beautiful cat and photo :)

Superb !

GustavoMorejon
GustavoMorejon 8 years ago

Picture from a rescue center.

GustavoMorejon
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GustavoMorejon

Tena, Provincia de Napo, Ecuador

Spotted on Apr 3, 2013
Submitted on Apr 3, 2013

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