Jaguarundi – Herpailurus yagouaroundi

Head & body length: 63.7 cm (48.8 – 77.5 cm)

Tail length: 41.9 cm (27.5 – 59 cm)

Body mass: 5.2 kg (3 – 7.6 kg)

Jaguarundis are the multi-colored cats of the Neotropics, coming in different shades of colors. It is not abundant as originally perceived. Data from PWCB are showing it to be much less frequent than most other small cats, although it could be more easily seem due to its diurnal habits and use more open habitats.

Taxonomically it is called either as Puma yagouaroundi or as Herpailurus yagouaroundi. The latter form being currently considered by the IUCN/SSC/Cat Specialist Group.