Leopardus

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Leopardus
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)-8.jpg
Ocelot, Leopardus pardalis
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Leopardus

Gray, 1842
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Leopardus range map
Leopardus diversity

Leopardus is a genus of small spotted cats that are native to Middle and South America. Very few species belonging to Leopardus are in the southern United States. Leopardus may be the oldest branch of the Felinae to go into the Americas, followed by the genera Lynx and Puma.

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