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SPECIES Leopardus jacobitus

Author:Cornalia, 1865.
Citation:Mem. Soc. Ital. Sci. Nat., 1: 5.
Common Name:Andean Mountain Cat
Type Locality:"Bolivia, circa Potosi et Humacuaca in montibus sat elevatis"; further clarified by Cabrera (1958:297): as "Sur del departamento boliviano de Potosi, cerca de la frontera argentina, entre Potosi y Humahuaca".
Distribution:NW Argentina, SW Bolivia, NE Chile, S Peru.
Status:CITES Appendix I as Oreailurus jacobitus; U. S. ESA Endangered as Felis jacobitus; IUCN Endangered as Oreailurus jacobita (sic).
Comments:Reviewed by Garcia-Perea (2002), Yensen and Seymour (2000), and Gray (1867b). Placed in Oreailurus by Cabrera (1940), Weigel (1961), and Hemmer (1978). Later, Cabrera (1958) reconsidered Oreailurus as a subgenus of Felis.
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    colocolo (Philippi, 1869)

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