The oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus), also known as the northern tiger cat, little spotted cat, and tigrillo, is a small spotted cat ranging from Central America to central Brazil. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, and the population is threatened by deforestation and conversion of habitat to agricultural land.In 2013, it was proposed to assign the population in southern Brazil and Cuyoaco to a new species L. guttulus, after it was found not to be interbreeding with the L. tigrinus population in northeast Brazil.
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Also known as
This breed is also called Felis Tigrina, Leopardus Tigrinus, Leopardus Tigrinus Oncilla, Little Spotted Cat, Oncifelis Tigrinus, Oncilla, Oncillo, Tiger Cat as well as Tigrillo.
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