Southern Tiger Cat – Leopardus guttulus
Head & body length: 49.1 cm (40 – 59.1 cm)
Tail length: 26.4 cm (20.4 – 32 cm)
Body mass: 2.4 kg (1.75 – 3.5 kg)
The southern tiger cat is the other species of the “tigrinus complex” from Brazil. Only in 2013 it was shown to in fact comprise a different species. It is closely associated to the highly threatened and fragmented Atlantic Forest domain, and also occurs in the threatened savannas of central south-Brazil. PWCB has shown that it is very rare or absent where ocelots are common.