The strange looking Jaguarundi (Herpailurus or Puma yagouaroundi) ranges across Mexico, Central and South America and is now. (“Jaguarundi: Herpailurus yaguaroundi “, ; “Listed Cats of Texas and Arizona Recovery Plan (With Emphasis on the Ocelot)”, ; de Oliveira, ; . PDF | On Jun 1, , Tadeu G. de Oliveira and others published Herpailurus yagouaroundi.

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The head and body length may range from to mm.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has expressed concern that the presence of the jaguarundi in South Texas may be imperiled due to loss of the cat’s native habitat. Retrieved May 17, However, sightings have continued. We do not consider sexual differences i.

Neill concluded the population had declined. South American ground lizardsrainbow whiptailsand green iguanas. Herpailurus yaguaroundi “, ; de Oliveira, ; Denis, ; Guggisberg, ; Hulley, ; Leopold, ; Nowak, Superficially, jaguarundis resemble members of the family Mustelidae. Herpailurus yaguarondi demonstrates habitat flexibility.

Mammalian Species Jaguarundis often prey upon poultry and are considered a pest to villagers in rural Belize for this reason. University of California Press. Vegetation is dominated by stands of dense, spiny shrubs with tough hard or waxy evergreen leaves.

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Although they seem to be somewhat more gregarious than many other cats, willing to tolerate the close presence of other members of their species, in the wild, they are generally encountered alone, suggesting a solitary lifestyle. The coat is generally uniform in color, but may be slightly paler on the ventral side.

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The tail is long, ranging from to mm. Molina’s hog-nosed skunk C. Tactile communication occurs between a mother and her offspring, as well as between mates males bite the necks of females during copulation. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal. After a gestation period of 70 to 75 days, the female gives birth to a litter of one to four kittens in a den constructed in a dense thicket, hollow yagouaroundu, or similar cover.

Polymorphic characteristics may be inherited because the differences have a genetic basis, or they may be the result of environmental influences. It was once believed that they were solitary except during the breeding season.

The coat is without spots, uniform in color, with, at most, a few faint markings on the face and herpailuurs. Jaguarundis are slightly larger than domesticated house cats.

Little is known about the mating system of jaguarundis. The jaguarundi has short legs, an elongated body, and a long tail. Herpailurus yaguaroundi “, ; “Listed Cats of Texas and Arizona Recovery Plan With Emphasis on the Ocelot “, ; de Oliveira, ; Nowak, Biogeographic Regions nearctic introduced native neotropical native Habitat Herpailurus yaguarondi demonstrates habitat flexibility.

Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available.


Owston’s palm civet C. Maintenance and breeding of captive jaguarundis at Chester Zoo and Toronto. The home ranges of jaguarundis vary greatly between populations. Felidae en Uruguay, con comentarios sobre monitereo participativo”. Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science The timing of the breeding season among jaguarundis is unclear; they breed all year round.

Sulawesi palm civet M. Geographic Range The current range of jaguarundis is from southern Texas and Arizona to northern Argentina. Chrotogale Owston’s palm civet C. Accessed December 31, at https: Some activity does occur at night, and they are often reported as being nocturnal and diurnal.

Herpailurus yaguaroundi “, ; de Oliveira, ; Denis, ; Emmons, ; Guggisberg, ; Hershkovitz, ; Leopold, ; Nowak, Two color morphs are present in H. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. In captivity the causes of death have included respiratory diseases, disorders of the urogenital system, cardiovascular disease, and diseases of the digestive system.

She also provides protection and will move the den when disturbed. This page was last edited on 1 Decemberat