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Puma yagouaroundi  (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 726257

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Felis yaguarondi Lacépède, 1809
    Herpailurus yaguarondi (Lacépède, 1809)
  Common Name(s): Jaguarundi [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                           GenusPuma Jardine, 1834 – pumas  
                                              SpeciesPuma yagouaroundi (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803) – Jaguarundi  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Puma yagouaroundi ameghinoi (Holmberg, 1898)  
                                                 Subspecies Puma yagouaroundi cacomitli (Berlandier, 1859)  
                                                 Subspecies Puma yagouaroundi eyra (G. Fischer, 1814)  
                                                 Subspecies Puma yagouaroundi fossata (Mearns, 1901)  
                                                 Subspecies Puma yagouaroundi melantho (Thomas, 1914)  
                                                 Subspecies Puma yagouaroundi panamensis (J. A. Allen, 1904)  
                                                 Subspecies Puma yagouaroundi tolteca (Thomas, 1898)  
                                                 Subspecies Puma yagouaroundi yagouaroundi (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803)  

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  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: Puma yagouaroundi, Jaguarundi [English]   

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  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix I as Herpailurus jagouaroundi (North and Central American populations); otherwise Appendix II. U.S. ESA - Endangered as H. y. cacomitli, H. y. fossata, H. y. panamensis, and H. y. tolteca; IUCN - Endangered as Herpailurus yagouaroundi...  
    Comments: Others have used yaguaroundi Lacépède, 1809, or yagouaroundi Desmarest, 1816, however, the former is invalid and the latter is a junior synonym. Placed in Herpailurus by Weigel (1961), Hemmer (1978), and Kratochvíl (1982c). See comments under genus for its inclusion here. Reviewed by Oliveira (1998b). Synonyms allocated according to Cabrera (1957) and Oliveira (1998b)  



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