Friday Felid #12


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.

More like this

Kodkod or guiña, Leopardus guigna Molina 1782 (source)
Andean mountain cat, Leopardus jacobitus Cornalia 1865. (source)
Geoffroy's cat, Leopardus geoffroyi d'Orbigny & Gervais 1844 (source)
Pampas cat, Leopardus pajeros Desmarest 1816 Plate from 'The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle' (source)

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.

By ed hessler (not verified) on 20 Mar 2009 #permalink

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