Leopardus tigrinus is found primarily in South America with a small populations also occurring intermittently in Central America. It can be found as far north as. The little known Oncilla or Northern Tiger Cat (Leopardus tigrinus) is one of the small spotted cat species of South America also known as. Learn more about the Oncilla – with amazing Oncilla videos, photos and facts on Arkive.

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Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: In other words, Central and South America. Its southern limits are not yet well known, as well as the extent tigrinuss a possible overlap with the populations of the southern tiger cat.

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Oncilla – Wikipedia

As the tiger cat shows low densities in protected areas and populations are fragmented, it is even more vulnerable to habitat conversion. Thus, conservation efforts should be focused ,eopardus the areas outside protected areas.

The main threats to the northern tiger cat are habitat loss and fragmentation due to deforestation and persecution by humans. Eastern lowland olingo B. From to m, oncillas can be found in rainforests or humid premontane forests.

Oncillas typically give birth to 1 kitten per breeding cycle, but can have up to 3 kittens. Males are slightly larger than females and can weigh up to 3 kg, whereas females generally weigh between 1.


Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. The term only applies when the distinct groups can be found in the same area; graded or clinal variation throughout the range of a species e.

Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Hose’s palm civet D. Tigrinu are killed for their pelts, which are highly prized and often sold or made into clothing.

X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Oncillas generally live for 10 to 14 years in the wild, and although they have been known to live for up to 23 years in captivity, most captive individuals live for 16 to 20 years. Felid Tlgrinus and Conservation Interest Group: In the Amazonas the species may only occur marginally. Melanism is common in both species.

Most records in Costa Rica come from the forests along the flanks of volcanos at elevations from 1, m up to leoparus tree line where it inhabits cloud and elfin forests.

Leopardus tigrinus

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Negative Oncillas are known to occasionally attack and kill poultry throughout its geographic range. In captivity, oncillas appear to mate for life, however, this has not been confirmed for wild populations. Northern elephant seal M. The dorsal profile of the average oncilla skull is also less convex than that of a margay skull.


Gatto dorato africano Profelis aurata. South American fur seal A.

Partoriscono da uno a 3 cuccioli di solito uno dopo una gestazione di giorni [8]. Accessed September 20, at http: See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome.

Johns Hopkins University Press. Killing due to poultry depredation, road kills, as well as competition and diseases spread by domestic dogs are further threatening the northern tiger cat. Southern spotted skunk S.

CatSG: Northern tiger cat

After an 11 year period as a “near leoparduw species from tooncillas began declining once again in and were subsequently reclassified as “vulnerable”. In captivity, the oncilla tends to have high infant mortality rate. Acinonyx Ghepardo Acinonyx jubatus. Leopardks Species of the World: In Brasile esiste un impianto di riproduzione per diversi felini locali, dove la presenza di condizioni naturali e di prede locali incoraggiano la riproduzione analogamente a quanto avviene in natura [13].

African palm civet N. If you are able to help please contact: Researchers have argued that there should be a splitting of the oncilla into two species, as there is a pronounced difference in appearance tiggrinus the oncillas in Costa Rica and those in central and southern Brazil.

The eyes are open at 8—17 days.

Civettictis African civet C.