Ocelot – Leopardus pardalis
Head & body length: 77.3 cm (67 – 101.5 cm)
Tail length: 35.4 cm (30 – 44.5 cm)
Body mass: 11 kg (8 -15.1 kg)
The largest of the small Neotropical cats, is also the most abundant of them all, in every biome of Brazil where it occurs, whether pristine or disturbed. Data from PWCB have shown that ocelots dominate and influence the numbers of the other smaller Neotropical felids where they occur together. This ecological phenomenon is known as the "ocelot effect".