Geoffroy’s cat (Leopardus geoffroyi)

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Geoffroy's cat sat on branch
IUCN Red List species status – Near Threatened NEAR
THREATENED

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  • Geoffroy’s cat can be found throughout most of the southern half of South America.
  • Although Geoffroy's cat is usually spotted, melanistic (dark) individuals also occur.
  • From the 1960s to 1980s, Geoffroy’s cat was heavily hunted for its pelt, but the demand died down after 1988.
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Geoffroy’s cat fact file

Geoffroy’s cat description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyFelidae
GenusLeopardus (1)

Information on the Geoffroy’s cat is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

French
Chat De Geoffroy.
Spanish
Gato De Mato, Gato Montés Común.
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Geoffroy’s cat status

Classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix I of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Near Threatened

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (October, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. CITES (October, 2009)
    http://www.cites.org
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Geoffroy's cat sat on branch  
Geoffroy's cat sat on branch

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