Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Beal, Maxwell R. W., Matzinger, Parker J., Saborío-R., Guido, Noguera Bristan, Jonathan & Olson, Erik R., 2020, Survey of medium-sized and large mammals of Piedras Blancas National Park, Costa Rica, Check List 16 (4), pp. 939-950: 946

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.4.939

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/5B089B20-D772-BD68-FCDD-FF581E24FD97

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Figure 2H

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Pro- vince, Piedras Blancas National Park ; stations ID 1, 3, 5, 16–17, 19–21 ( Table 3); first capture on 19 June 2016; camera trap photos   .

Identification. The Ocelot is a medium-sized spotted cat. The only other species it may be confused with is L. wiedii   , but L. pardalis   is larger and has a proportionately shorter tail, roughly 45% of the head and body length ( Wainwright and Arias 2007).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Felidae

Genus

Leopardus