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Leopardus geoffroyi (Geoffroy's Cat)

Synonyms: Felis geoffroyi; Oncifelis geoffroyi

Wikipedia Abstract

Geoffroy's cat (Leopardus geoffroyi) is a wild cat native to the southern and central regions of South America. It is about the size of a domestic cat. While the species is relatively common in many areas, it is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List because of concern over land-use changes in the regions where it lives.
View Wikipedia Record: Leopardus geoffroyi

Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
32
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.4
EDGE Score: 2.82

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  8.82 lbs (4.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  93 grams
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 3 months
Diet [2]  Carnivore
Gestation [1]  75 days
Litter Size [1]  2
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  23 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  68 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Araucaria moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Beni savanna Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Bolivian montane dry forests Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Bolivian Yungas Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Andean dry puna Argentina, Bolivia, Chile Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Andean puna Argentina, Bolivia, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Andean wet puna Peru, Bolivia Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Chiquitano dry forests Bolivia, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Dry Chaco Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Espinal Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
High Monte Argentina Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Humid Chaco Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Humid Pampas Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Low Monte Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Magellanic subpolar forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Pantanal Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Paraná flooded savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Patagonian steppe Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Andean steppe Argentina, Chile Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southern Andean Yungas Bolivia, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Cone Mesopotamian savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Southwest Amazon moist forests Peru, Brazil, Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Uruguayan savanna Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Valdivian temperate forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bañados del Este Wetland Reserve 986054 Uruguay  
Bosque Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve V 691895 Paraguay  
Bosques Petrificados Monumental Natural National Monument III 151218 Santa Cruz, Argentina  
Defensores del Chaco National Park II 1792493 Paraguay  
El Palmar National Park II   Entre Rios, Argentina  
Lago Puelo National Park II 47607 Chubut, Argentina
Laguna Blanca National Park II 19735 Neuquen, Argentina  
Lanín National Park II 536819 Neuquen, Argentina
Los Glaciares National Park II 1329020 Santa Cruz, Argentina
Nahuel Huapi National Park II 759703 Argentina  
Parque Atlantico Mar Chiquita Nature Reserve VI 706059 Cordoba, Argentina  
Parque Nacional Serranía San Luis National Park II 29816 Paraguay  
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine National Park II 542393 Magallanes, Chile  
Río Negro National Park II 73775 Paraguay  
Río Pilcomayo National Park II 123699 Formosa, Argentina
Reserva Ecologica de Ñacuñan Ecological Reserve Ia   Argentina  
Reserva Natural Otamendi Strict Nature Reserve Ia   Buenos Aires, Argentina  
San Rafael, Reserva de Recursos Manejados Managed Resource Reserve VI 165840 Paraguay  
Teniente Enciso National Park II 102327 Paraguay  
Tinfunqué National Park 607935 Paraguay  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Akodon molinae (Molina's grass mouse)[3]
Calomys musculinus (drylands vesper mouse)[3]
Holochilus brasiliensis (web-footed marsh rat)[4]
Myocastor coypus (nutria)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Caiman crocodilus (Common caiman, Spectacled caiman)1
Leopardus pardalis (Ocelot)2
Leopardus tigrinus (Oncilla)1
Lycalopex gymnocercus (Pampas Fox)1
Melanosuchus niger (Black caiman)1
Panthera onca (Jaguar)1
Puma concolor (Cougar)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Echinococcus oligarthrus <Unverified Name>[5]
Gnathostoma americanum <Unverified Name>[5]
Taenia macrocystis <Unverified Name>[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Amazon World
Banham Zoo Ltd.
Bellewaerde Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cocoa's Pride
Colchester Zoo
Dierenpark Amersfoort
 salinarum
Drayton Manor Park Zoo
Dudley Zoological Gardens
Exotic Feline Breeding Compound Inc.
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Aires
Le Parc des Felins
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Mountain View Conservation & Breeding
Ogrod Zoologiczny im. Stefana Milera
Opel-Zoo von Opel HessischeZoostiftung
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
San Diego Zoogeoffroyi
Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde GmbHsalinarum
Usti nad Labem Zoosalinarum
Zoo de Pont-Scorff
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava
 salinarum
Zoologicka zahrada Bojnice
Zoologicka Zahrada Jihlava
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal
 salinarum

Range Map

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 3"Food habits of Geoffroy's cat (Leopardus geoffroyi) in the central Monte desert of Argentina", Silvina B.C. Bisceglia, Javier A. Pereira, Pablo Teta, Rubén D. Quintana, Journal of Arid Environments Volume 72, Issue 6, June 2008, Pages 1120–1126 4"Feeding habits of Geoffroy's cat (Leopardus geoffroyi) in southern Brazil", Kleisson S. Sousa, A. Bager, Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde Volume 73, Issue 4, 15 July 2008, Pages 303–308 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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