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, Chiloé 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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California sea lion Z. They are threatened by domestic dogs and hunting by humansand habitat fragmentation and loss due to deforestation. Lepoardus guignas occupy large areas, which overlap the smaller ranges of one or more females 2.

Like most small catskodkods have excellent vision, hearing, and sense of smell. Although more studies are necessary, research suggest kodkods help to control rodent populations The World Conservation Union, Japanese dormouse Glirulus japonicus.

Leopardus guigna

Australian sea lion N. Mastozoologia Neotropical10 2: Guigna habitat A forest-dwelling cat, the guigna inhabits the moist, montane forests of the southern Andes, generally leoparfus elevations below 2, metres 2 4. Small Cat Conservation Alliance: They weigh between 1.


There is minimal information about the mating systems of kodkods because of their rarity. University of Chicago Press.

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X Close Image credit. The larger home ranges of males may indicate that they range widely in search of multiple mates. They sometime prey on domestic poultry, bringing themselves into direct conflict with humans, often resulting in farmers killing kodkods Postanowicz, Wild cats of the Guivna. Education, awareness, and stricter law enforcement are needed to improve human attitudes towards kodkods and their protection Silva-Rodgrquez, Ortega-Solis, and Jimenez, 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.

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leopardsu Breeding interval and seasonality have not been reported. In other words, Central and South America. If there existed any doubt about the passion as to who is best suited to lead this nation, ensuing conversations coming as There is minimal information on parental investment in kodkods.

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

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Crocuta Spotted hyena C. The main fur color is gray brown or reddish brown, with dark spots, stripes on their tails and dorsal sides, and pale-colored venter and sides The World Conservation Union, ; Postanowicz, Small Indian civet V. All of these species have been moved into the genus Leopardus. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Kodkods are terrestrial and arboreal, dwelling in moist temperate forests, particularly in coastal regions like the islands of Chile.


They have smaller heads and shorter, thicker tails relative to their large feet and claws, which help them to climb trees Kodkod and Chilean cat, Kodkods are carnivorous, eating mainly small rodents, reptiles, birds, and large insects Kodkod, ; Postanowicz, ; The World Conservation Union, Kodkods have litter sizes that range between 1 and 4 offspring Sunquist and Sunquist, Italian agile frog Rana latastei. My line in the sand This is the last column of the year.

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In birds, naked and helpless after hatching. Leopardus guigna tigrillo and Leopardus guigna guigna. The World Conservation Union.