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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 Least Concern on the IUCN Red List because it is widespread and abundant over most of its range.
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EDGE Analysis

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


Adult Weight [1]  8.819 lbs (4.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  93 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [2]  80 %
Diet - Fish [2]  10 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 3 months
Gestation [1]  75 days
Litter Size [1]  2
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  23 years
Nocturnal [3]  Yes
Weaning [1]  68 days


Protected Areas

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)[4]
Calomys musculinus (drylands vesper mouse)[4]
Eudromia formosa (Quebracho Crested Tinamou)[5]
Holochilus brasiliensis (web-footed marsh rat)[6]
Myocastor coypus (nutria)[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap


Homo sapiens (man)[7]


Parasitized by 
Echinococcus oligarthrus <Unverified Name>[8]
Gnathostoma americanum <Unverified Name>[8]
Taenia macrocystis <Unverified Name>[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


External References



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
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Myers, 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
4"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
5Smith, P. (2014). Natural history observations on the poorly-studied Quebracho Crested Tinamou Eudromia formosa (Aves: Tinamiformes: Tinamidae). Historia Natural, Tercera Serie, 4, 39-44.
6"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
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8Gibson, 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
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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