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Rusty-spotted cat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus: Prionailurus
Species: rubiginosus
Distribution of the Rusty-spotted Cat in 2016

The rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus) is one of the cat family's smallest members. Historical records are known only from India and Sri Lanka. In 2012, it was also recorded in the western Terai of Nepal.

Since 2016, the global wild population is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. It is fragmented and affected by the loss and destruction of its prime habitat, deciduous forest.


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