Chilean cat or Kodkod (leopardus guigna). The Chilean cat or Kodkod is the smallest wild cat of South America and rival the Black Footed Cat (Africa) and the . Leopardus guigna is also known as the kodkod, guigna, or Chilean cat. It can be found in central and southern Chile, ChiloƩ Island of Chile, Guaitecas Island of. Image of Leopardus guigna; Map of Leopardus guigna L. guigna guigna(from in Chile and S in Argentina west of 70W) inhabits more-dense.

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Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Their main threat is fragmentation and destruction leopardu their preferred habitat, temperate moist forests Acosta and Lucherini, The batsman settled in his crease paying The coat has a base color ranging from brownish-yellow to grey-brown. All of these species have been moved into the genus Leopardus. Small family listed below. The ears are lepardus with a white spot, while the dark spots on the shoulders and neck almost merge to form a series of dotted streaks.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Postanowicz, ; “KodKod”, Positive Impacts body parts are source of valuable material controls pest population Economic Importance for Humans: Melanistic kodkods with spotted black coats are quite common. Broad-striped Malagasy mongoose G. Kodkods have been hunted for their fur. Civettictis African civet C. Southern spotted skunk S. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Oncifelis guigna. In other words, Central and Leopzrdus America.


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Geographic Range Leopardus guigna is also known as the kodkod, guigna, or Chilean cat. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

Kodkods are cryptically colored and secretive, avoiding most predators. Johns Hopkins University Press. Leopardue kodkod was formerly considered a member of the genus Oncifeliswhich consisted of three small feline guinga native to South America. The common name, kodkod, originated from the Araucanian Indians. A tough year that brought with it mixed fortunes Owston’s palm civet C.

Leopardus guigna

Nocturnal Active at night. The ears are black with a white spot, while the dark spots on the shoulders and neck almost merge to form a series of dotted streaks.

New Leoardus sea lion P. They are excellent climbers, and easily able to climb trees more than a meter in diameter. Uses authors parameter link.

Retrieved 14 January Views Read Edit View history. Its area of distribution is small compared to the other South American cats.

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Fortunately, kodkods are relatively tolerant of disturbed habitats, which is reflected in their current conservation status as vulnerable rather than critically endangered. Lioncrusher’s Domain — Carnivora Species Information.

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Leopardus guignz kodkod Facebook. Known predators of kodkods include humans and domestic dogs Lucherini and Merino, Fur of the guigna has been seen for sale in local markets and in some areas the guigna may be killed in the belief it attacks poultry and livestock 2.

Like other small catskodkod females are likely to provide the only parental care.

In other projects Wikimedia Leoparduss Wikispecies. Steller sea lion E. These small cats are thought to live for up to 11 years 4.

Leopardus guigna tigrillo and Leopardus guigna guigna. They are likely to use chemical cues in communication as well as vocalizations, body postures, and tactile cues.