Oncilla

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Oncilla
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Leopardus
Species:
L. tigrinus
Binomial name
Leopardus tigrinus
(Schreber, 1775)[2]
Distribution of the Oncilla, 2016[1]
Synonyms

Oncifelis tigrinus
Felis tigrina

The oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus), also known as the northern tiger cat, little spotted cat, and tigrillo, is a small spotted cat. Its range from Central America to central Brazil. Over this huge territory there are differences which some think should be subspecies.

It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because the population is threatened by deforestation and conversion of habitat to agricultural land.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Leopardus tigrinus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T54012637A50653881. 2016. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T54012637A50653881.en. {{cite journal}}: Cite uses deprecated parameter |authors= (help)
  2. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 539. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.