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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Glossary Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World.

In altri progetti Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Thus, it is suggestive that this small felid is a generalist predator, taking advantage of the most readily available resources in the area. Mediterranean monk seal M. Home ranges of the tiger cats are 2. Female oncillas reach sexual maturity after 2 years of age, whereas males reach sexual maturity after 18 months.

Also, this felid is probably most frequent outside protected areas, where its habitat is undergoing high rates of destruction. Oncilla pelts were one of the most heavily traded cat furs between and and is occasionally traded in various domestic markets.


Leopardus tigrinus

Vegetation is made up mostly of rigrinus, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available. See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. The oncilla is a primarily terrestrial animal, but is also an adept climber. From Ecuador and Peru, only few museum specimens exist and only in the species was formally confirmed in Bolivia through live-trapping.

CatSG: Northern tiger cat

Like all cats, the oncilla is an obligate carnivore, requiring meat for survival. To reassess its taxonomy is a research priority as the northern tiger cat might possibly be divided into two separate species.

Ingenetic research revealed that the former subspecies L. The University of Chicago Press. There is no information available regarding parasites of this species.

They pose an exquisite genetic puzzle. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal.

Oncillas typically give birth to 1 kitten per breeding cycle, but can have up to 3 kittens. Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C. Embed this Leopatdus thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Teeth begin to emerge after 21 days which is later than most felines; however, teeth typically emerge all together, within a matter of hours. However, sexual maturity is achieved only at about Range number of offspring 1 to 3 Average number of offspring 1 Average number of offspring 1.


Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. They were recently acknowledged as two distinct species, given their genetic differentiation. Latin American Wildlife Trade Laws. Its distribution in the Amazon basin is possibly patchy and not continuous.

Northern tiger cat

In Brasile esiste un impianto di riproduzione per tigribus felini locali, dove la presenza di condizioni naturali leoardus di prede locali incoraggiano la riproduzione analogamente a quanto avviene in natura [13].

Crocuta Spotted hyena C. Oncillas instantly kill their prey by piercing the back of the skull and severing the the brain stem from the spinal chord.

Males are slightly larger than females and can weigh up to 3 kg, whereas females generally weigh between 1. Uses authors parameter CS1 maint: The mammals of Suriname.