Herpailurus yagouaroundi

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-FF58-F9D51B28F863

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Herpailurus yagouaroundi
status

 

Herpailurus yagouaroundi   (E. Geoffroy Saint- Hilaire, 1803)

Figure 2G

Material examined. COSTA RICA • Puntarenas Prov- ince, Piedras Blancas National Park ; stations ID 12, 17 ( Table 3); first capture on 31 July 2017; camera trap photos   .

Identification. The Jaguarundi is a small, weasel-like felid that varies in color from black, to brownish-gray, to reddish-brown. The black Jaguarundi can look similar to Eira barbara   but can be distinguished by the thin tail and lack of a white patch on the throat ( Wainwright and Arias 2007). The only Jaguarundi found in this study was reddish-brown.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Felidae

Genus

Herpailurus