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Pantanal cat
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A pantanal cat in Brazil.
Conservation status
DD (São Paolo Red List)
Scientific classification
Genus:
Leopardus
Species:
braccatus
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Where the pantanal cat lives.
Synonyms
  • Lynchailurus braccatus

The Pantanal cat (Leopardus braccatus or Leopardus colocolo braccatus or Lynchailurus braccatus) is a wild cat that lives in South America. Scientists say it is related to the pampas cat, and it might be the same species.

This cat has black legs and long, thick fur. It has two subspecies, Leopardus braccatus braccatus and Leopardus braccatus munoai.

This cat lives in grassy places in many parts of South America.

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