Jaguarundi

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Jaguarundi

 

(Felis yaguarundí), a predatory mammal of the family Felidae. The body measures as much as 80 cm in length, and the tail as much as 60 cm; the height at the shoulder is about 35 cm. Jaguarundis have a short-haired coat that may be grayish brown or smoky gray in color and in some individuals is bright red. There are light spots at the sides of the nose and on the chest. The jaguarundi inhabits South and Central America, Mexico, and the extreme south of the USA. It keeps to forest margins and shrub thickets. It feeds mainly on fish, lizards, birds, and rodents. It bears two to three young. The animals sometimes harm poultry.

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Para 1999 (NOWAK), el genero Felis, de la subfamilia Felinae, en Suramerica, estaba dividido en cinco subgeneros (Oncifelis, Leopardus, Oreailurus, Herpailurus y Puma), sin embargo, actualmente se han replanteado estos cinco grupos en dos subgeneros (Leopardus y Puma) y al mismo tiempo estos subgeneros pasaron a la categoria de genero.
Callicebus cupreus * * * Pithecia monachus * * Lagothrix lagothricha * Alouatta seniculus * * Speothos venaticus * * Lontra longicaudis * * Eira barbara * * * Nasua nasua * * Potos flavus * * * Leopardos pardalis * * * Herpailurus yaguaroundi * Puma concolor * Panthera onca * * Tremarctos ornatus * Tayassu tajacu * * * Tayassu pecari * * Mazama americana * * * Tapirus terrestris * * * Didelphys marsupialis * * Myrmecophaga tridactila * * Tamandua tetradactila * * * Choloepus hoffmani/ Bradypus variegatus * * Cabassous spp.
10 Mustelidae Lira barbara (Linnaeus, 1758) -- Felidae Herpailurus yaguaroundi (Lacepede, 1809) 0.
The mentioned species are: endangered: Myrmecophaga tridactyla, Chrysocyonbrachyurus and Lontra longicaudis; vulnerable: Procyon cancrivorus and Ctenomys yolandae; low risk, potentially vulnerable: Cerdocyon thous, Herpailurus yaguaroundi, Oncifelis geoffroyi, Puma concolor, Galictis cuja, Pecari tajacu and Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris.
Especie Ejemplar Sexo LT LC Herpailurus yaguaroundi MFA-ZV-M 581 M 1160 - Oncifelis geoffroyi MFA-ZV-M 702 M 910 280 Oncifelis geoffroyi MFA-ZV-M 706 M 730 260 Oncifelis geoffroyi MFA-ZV-M 714 M 901 270 Cerdocyon thous MFA-ZV-M 709 H 802 - Lontra longicaudis MFA-ZV-M 698 M ** 770 290 Lontra longicaudis MFA-ZV-M 540 M - - Galictis cuja MFA-ZV-M 703 M 670 180 Galictis cuja MFA-ZV-M 704 M ** 550 148 Procyon cancrivorus MFA-ZV-M 695 H 1110 360 Ctenomys yolandae MFA-ZV-M 697 H 245 70 Ctenomys yolandae MFA-ZV-M 699 H 131.
Fisher, 1814) Herpailurus yaguarondi (Lacepede, 1809) Puma yagouaroundi (E.
apella Machin negro Jaanch' Lagothrix lagothricha Chorongo Chuu Pithecia monachus Parahuaco comun Sepur Saimiri sciureus Barizo Tseem CARNIVORA Canidae Atelocynus microtis Perro de orejas Ikam yawa cortas Ursidae Tremarctos ornatus Oso de anteojos Chai Procyonidae Bassaricyon alleni Olingo amazonico Kuji Nasua nasua Cuchucho Kuin Potos flavus Cusumbo Kuji Procyon cancrivorus Mapache Kushikshi Mustelidae Conepatus semistriatus Zorrillo Papash Eira barbara Cabeza de mate Amich Galictis vittata Perro de agua Suach yawa Lontra longicaudis Nutria neotropical Uyuu Mustela africana Comadreja Kujamchana amazonica Felidae Herpailurus yaguarondi Yaguarundi Tuicham Leopardus pardalis Ocelote Yantana L.
Of the 18 species, Herpailurus yagouaroundi, Lontra longicaudis, Taxidea taxus, and Galictis vittata are considered by Norma Oficial Mexicana as threatened species, Leopardus wiedii and Eira barbara in danger of extinction, and Potos flavus is under special protection.
Herpailurus yagouaroundi cacomitli (Berlandier, 1859) Yaguarundi