Jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi)
 
 
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Cat Name
Jaguarundi
Otter Cat
Eyra Cat
Onza
What They Look Like
Jaguarundi cats are a beautiful dark red-brown color with short fur. They do somewhat resemble an otter.
Where They Live
Endangered Status
Least Concern
Population Decreasing
Closest Relatives
Cheetah
Puma
Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Puma
Species: Puma yagouaroundi
Subspecies
Puma yagouaroundi ameghinoi
Puma yagouaroundi cacomitli (Texas)
Puma yagouaroundi eyra
Puma yagouaroundi fossata
Puma yagouaroundi melantho
Puma yagouaroundi panamensis
Puma yagouaroundi tolteca
Puma yagouaroundi yagouaroundi
Former/Disputed Classifications
Herpailurus yaguarondi
Updated July 2009
References: IUCN Red List and the Integrated Taxonomic Information System


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