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Leopardus wiedii (Margay)

Synonyms: Felis wiedii
Language: Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The margay (Leopardus wiedii) is a small cat native to Central and South America that is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN since 2008 because remaining populations are thought to be declining due to loss of habitat following conversion of forests. In his first description, Schinz named the margay Felis wiedii in honour of Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied who collected specimens in Brazil.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.03
EDGE Score: 3


Adult Weight [1]  8.084 lbs (3.667 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  167 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Endothermic [2]  80 %
Diet - Fruit [2]  20 %
Forages - Scansorial [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 9 months
Gestation [1]  81 days
Litter Size [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  24 years
Weaning [1]  56 days


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Parasitized by 
Dirofilaria striata <Unverified Name>[7]
Physaloptera digitata <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


Middle America; North America; Patfa Valley dry forests; South America;

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
3Callithrix pygmaea, Wendy R. Townsend, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 665, pp. 1–6 (2001)
4Choloepus hoffmanni (Pilosa: Megalonychidae), VIRGINIA HAYSSEN, MAMMALIAN SPECIES 43(873):37–55 (2011)
5Agouti paca, Elizabeth M. Pérez, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 404, pp. 1-7 (1992)
6Movement patterns and food habits of four sympatric carnivore species in Belize, Central America, Michael John Konecny, Advances in Neotropical Mammalogy, 1984:243-264
7Gibson, 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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