Oncilla Leopardus tigrinus/ Oncifelis tigrinus

Oncilla
Oncilla
Oncilla
The Oncilla, also called the (Northern) Tiger Cat, is native to pockets of dense forest from southern Central America to northern Argentina, but is rare throughout and threatened by deforestation.
Oncilla
Oncilla
Oncilla
At about the size of a domestic cat, the Oncilla resembles a small Margay or very small Ocelot (related to both), being one of the smallest wild cats in the Americas.
Oncilla
Oncilla
Oncilla
It is nocturnal and hunts on the ground and in trees. There are 4 subspecies throughout its range, but the southern-most subspecies is proposed as a new separate species (the Southern Tiger Cat - L. guttulus) on DNA analysis and lack of inter-breeding with the other L. tigrinus subspecies.