Leopardus braccatus (Carnivora: Felidae)

Mammalian Species
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Leopardus braccatus (Cope, 1889) is a small felid—not much larger than a domestic house cat—commonly called the Pantanal cat. No comprehensive surveys have been conducted to determine how many L. braccatus exist in the wild. It is found in humid, warm grasslands and wooded areas of extreme northwestern Argentina, southwestern and south- and north-central (newly reported ranges) Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Habitat loss and degradation are considered major threats throughout most of its range. It is uncommon in captivity and museum collections, listed with all Felidae under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, and considered “Near Threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in the pampas cat group (= L. colocolo).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Leopardus braccatus (Carnivora: Felidae)
Series title Mammalian Species
DOI 10.1644/891.1
Volume 44
Issue 891
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher American Society of Mammalogists
Publisher location New York, NY
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Atlanta
Description 10 p.
First page 16
Last page 25
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N