Even when a tracking expert reported jaguarundi
footprints along the Rio Grande, Tewes wasn't swayed: "There's no way you can tell a feral cat track from a jaguarundi
track," he says.
Carnivore Species Scientific Name CITES Listing Canidae bush dog Speothos venaticus Appendix I maned wolf Chrysocyon brachyurus Appendix II pampas fox Pseudalopex gymnocercus Appendix II Mustelidae long-tailed otter Lontra longicaudus Appendix I giant otter Pteronura brasiliensis Appendix I Felidae jaguar Panthera onca Appendix I puma Puma concolor Appendix II ocelot Leopardus pardalis Appendix I margay Leopardus wiedii Appendix I oncilla Leopardus tigrina Appendix I jaguarundi
Herpailurus vagouaroundi Appendix II Geoffroy's cat Oncifelis geoffroyi Appendix I pampas cat Oncifelis colocolo Appendix II Table 2.
Animals that Benefit: Green jay, chachalaca, ocelot, jaguarundi
, red-crowned parrot, indigo snake, buff-bellied hummingbird
The Neotropical felids: jaguar, ocelot, margay, and jaguarundi
During this survey, we observed several cat tracks, including nine mountain lion track sets (seven adults and two cubs), six bobcat track sets, and what appeared to be one jaguarundi
track set, all found at the mouth of the western end of the Boquillas Canyon (Figure 2).
The dry, open shrub community found along the northern portion of Jaguarundi
trail is more characteristic of vegetation found to the north of the floodplain.
Some of the threatened species that depend on the region's habitats include the ocelot, jaguarundi
(a wildcat), Mexican gray wolf, Mexican spotted owl, masked bobwhite quail, Sonoran antelope, Yaqui catfish, chub, and topminnow.
was about the size of a small house cat.
Other known predators of the common marmoset include the jaguarundi
, Herpailurus yagouaroundi (see Olmos 1993), the tayra, Eira barbara (see Bezerra et al.
PAWS FOR A BREAK Jaguarundi
wild cat and her cubs at Tayto Park
Throughout most of the range of the ocelot, all sympatric felids are either several times larger, such as the jaguar (Panthera onca) and the puma (Puma concolor), or distinctly smaller, such as the margay (Leopardus wiedii), jaguarundi
(Puma yagouaroundi), and oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus).
Several rare, threatened and endangered species call this region home, including the ocelot, jaguarundi
and burrowing owl.