IUCN LEAST CONCERN (LC). Facts about this animal. The Geoffroy’s is a small spotted cat, about the size of a domestic cat. Head-body length ranges from Learn more about the Geoffroy’s cat – with amazing Geoffroy’s cat videos, photos and facts on Arkive. PDF | On Nov 19, , Pereira J. and others published Leopardus geoffroyi.

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On the ventral side, spots are surrounded by cream-colored to white pelage. The palate is either as long as it is wide or shorter than its width.

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Only one subspecies exists and it contains high levels of genetic diversity. When females are receptive to copulation, they will go into the lordosis position or crouch on the ground, move their tail to the side and allow geoffeoyi male to mount them. The bottom row of vibrissae spots continues to the top of their lips.

Genetic studies have shown that Groffroyi cat is most closely related to the kodkod. Nascimento, ; Pereira and Novaro, ; Ximenez, Their nape and sides of the neck may have several longitudinal dark stripes. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. Accessed December 31, at https: It is at the top of the food chain in its range and preys primarily on rodentsharessmall lizardsinsectsand occasionally frogs and fish. The smallest cats are found in the Monte Desert of Argentina where male average mass is 4.


Geoffroy’s cats are not yet a threatened species in the wild and are not so commonly kept by zoos outside their range states. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Between the third premolars, the palate width ranges between African striped weasel P. When housed in captivity in North America, L.

In captivity when females leave their young, they cover them with leaf litter. The base pelage color of L. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Oncifelis geoffroyi. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. University of Chicago Press. Anderson, ; Foreman, ; Law and Boyle, Geographic distribution and food habits of Leopardus tigrinus and L. In their native habitat, females and young have been found in tree cavities and under tree roots.

This margin can have a deep or shallow medial notch. The dorsal side of their ears are black with a centralized white spot. The time period until their first postpartum estrus may vary depending on the survival of their young and housing arrangements with conspecifics.

In addition they take amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Geographical variation in the diet of Geoffroy’s cat Oncifelis geoffroyi in Pampas grassland of Argentina. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. African palm civet N.


Because of their small size they can be reasonably well presented even if only limited space is available. Wildlife in the life of local people of the semi-arid Argentine Chaco. Central African oyan P.

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The posterior margin of their palate has a u-shaped edge. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. The average length between the first canine and first molar is X Close Image credit.

African wild dog L. African clawless otter A. Journal of Mammalogy85 6: Their interorbital region is narrow.

American black bear U. Their spots are dark and either solid round or elliptical shaped, ranging 15 to 20 mm in diameter.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Wikispecies has information related to Oncifelis geoffroyi. It also occurs in grasslands and marshy areas.