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Leopardus  Gray, 1842
Taxonomic Serial No.: 552371

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Oncifelis Severtzov, 1858
    Oreailurus Cabrera, 1940
  Common Name(s): American spotted cats [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCarnivora Bowdich, 1821 – cachorro do mato, carnívoro, gato do mato, lontra, carnivores, carnivores  
                                  SuborderFeliformia Kretzoi, 1945 – cat-like carnivores  
                                     FamilyFelidae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 – cats  
                                        SubfamilyFelinae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817  
                                           GenusLeopardus Gray, 1842 – American spotted cats  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Species Leopardus braccatus (Cope, 1889) – Pantanal Cat 
                                              Species Leopardus colocolo (Molina, 1782) – Colocolo 
                                              Species Leopardus geoffroyi (d'Orbigny and Gervais, 1844) – Geoffroy's Cat 
                                              Species Leopardus guigna (Molina, 1782) – Kodkod 
                                              Species Leopardus guttulus (Hensel, 1872)  
                                              Species Leopardus jacobitus (Cornalia, 1865) – Andean Mountain Cat 
                                              Species Leopardus pajeros (Desmarest, 1816) – Pampas cat 
                                              Species Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1758) – Ocelot, Ocelote 
                                              Species Leopardus tigrinus (Schreber, 1775) – little spotted cat, tiger cat, Oncilla 
                                              Species Leopardus wiedii (Schinz, 1821) – Margay, Margay 

  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Leopardus    
  Expert: W. Christopher Wozencraft  
  Notes: Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545   
  Reference for: Leopardus    
  Other Source(s):    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Leopardus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Leopardus   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: There has been almost unanimous agreement that this group is monophyletic (Bininda-Emonds et al., 1999; Herrington, 1986; Johnson and O'Brien, 1997; Johnson et al., 1998; Mattern and McLennan, 2000; Pocock, 1917a; Salles, 1992; Weigel, 1961). However, the relationships within this genus are unclear. Most recognize wiedii and pardalis as a monophyletic group, however there is considerable controversy on the arrangement of the remaining species. Under phylogenies put forward by some recent ge...  



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