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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Conversely, in the semi-arid Caatinga scrub of northeastern Brazil, the diet comprised 28 items. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Small prey is killed with a nape bite, but larger tigrinud tends to be attacked first on the back. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island.

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Tiger cats are excellent climbers, but spend most of their time on the ground as most of its prey is terrestrial. Thus, tiger cats numbers are negatively impacted by the larger ocelot by interspecific killing due to potential for tiginus. Vedi le condizioni d’uso per i dettagli. Most oncillas are completely weaned by 3 months of age, and young are completely independent 4 months of age. Hybridization of the oncilla with the Geoffroy’s cat Leopardus geoffroyi has been found in the southernmost part of its range; hybridization with the pampas cat Tigrius pajeros has also been found in central Brazil.


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Paternal care is non-existent in this species.

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The main threats to the northern tiger cat are habitat loss and fragmentation due to deforestation and persecution leoparrus humans. Visite Leggi Modifica Modifica wikitesto Cronologia. Kittens begin eating solid food 5 to 7 weeks after birth, and weaning is usually complete by 3 months of age.

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Northern tiger cat

Mammal Species of the World: Female oncillas reach sexual maturity after 2 years of age, whereas males reach sexual maturity after 18 months. See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. Currently two subspecies of the Northern tiger cat are recognised: Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy.

Estrous lasts from 3 to 9 days and decreases in duration with age.


The northern tiger cat is negatively affected by the ocelot and may occurs mainly outside of protected areas. Family Canidae includes dogs Atelocynus Short-eared dog A.

Home ranges for the northern tiger cat ranges from 1 to Killing due to poultry depredation, road kills, as well as competition and diseases spread by domestic dogs are further threatening the northern tiger cat. Reeder, Leopardus tigrinusin Mammal Species of the World. Estratto da ” https: Also, this felid is probably most frequent outside protected areas, where its habitat is undergoing high rates of destruction.

There is evidence that it is also naturally rare and elusive in Central America, as it is in some areas of Tigrijus. The Predatory and social behavior of domestic and wild cats Most oncillas are full grown by 11 months of age and are completely independent by 4 months of age. Males are slightly larger than females and can weigh up to 3 kg, whereas females generally weigh between 1. Accessed October tigrinys, at http: Ailurus Red panda A.

Home ranges of the tiger cats are 2. Gatto marmorizzato Pardofelis marmorata. Although the Central American oncilla is listed as a separate subspecies, based on analysis of mitochondrial DNA, Johnson et al.