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Friday Felid #12

March 20, 2009


Colocolo, Leopardus colocolo Molina 1782

The next felid up should have been L. braccatus Cope 1889. Unfortunately I have was unable to find a good picture of the species. In any case, until recently, it was held to be a subspecies of the colocolo.

The Colocolo is a small cat, only weighing 3 to 7 kg on average. It is near threatened according to the IUCN.

  1. ed hessler
    March 20, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Again, please know my deep appreciation for your critter choices. This cat is simply beautiful, breathtakingly so.
    Darwin was right about the view from the tangled bank. Thanks for the vantage point.
    Cheers from Minnesota on this November appearing and feeling day. Grey, light snow this morning, enough to coat most everything it hit, now stopped and the snow disappearing with an edgy wind.

  2. March 23, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I think I may have to paint this one, too, like I’m doing with one of Laelaps’s snow leopards. What delicious colors!

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