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 (mär′gā′, mär-gā′)
n. pl. mar·gays
A spotted Central and South American wildcat (Leopardus wiedii) resembling a small, long-tailed ocelot.

[French, from Portuguese maracajá, from Tupí.]


(Animals) a feline mammal, Felis wiedi, of Central and South America, having a dark-striped coat
[C18: from French, from Tupi mbaracaiá]


(ˈmɑr geɪ)

a small spotted cat, Felis wiedii, of the southwestern U.S. and tropical America.
[1775–85; < French < Tupi marakaya]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.margay - small spotted wildcat found from Texas to Brazilmargay - small spotted wildcat found from Texas to Brazil
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
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The margay leaps through the treetops in the Central American jungle, while the pregnant jaguar waits for thousands of turtles to arrive on a remote Pacific beach.
Caption: PAGES 74-75: A) HELEN DAMROSCHTEE VAN, Jinamou, 1923 or earlier, Guyana, Watercolor on paper; B) ELSE BOSTELMANN, Blue and Orange Nudlbranch, Bermuda, 1931, Watercolor on paper; C) ISABEL COOPER, Margay tigrina vigens, Kartabo, British Guiana, 1922, Watercolor on paper; 0) ISABEL COOPER, Three-toed Sloth, Kartabo, British Guiana, 1922, Watercolor on paper.
Valenzuela-Galvan D, De Leon-Ibarra A, Lavalle-Sanchez A, Orozco-Lugo L, Chavez-Tovar C (2013) The margay Leopardus wieddi and bobcat Lynx rufus from the dry forests of southern Morelos, Mexico.
Las investigaciones realizadas sobre los patrones de actividad del margay (L.
The slain have been identified as Rashid Kumar of DH Pora, Muneer Pandit of Mohanpora Shopian, Shahid Gulzar of Zainapora Shopian, Feroz mir of Begummilo Kulgam, Mushtaq Dar of Ujroo, Dooru, Anantnag, Shahid Hamid margay of Larnoo Kokernag and Khursheed Mir of Harwat Kulgam.
Effect of housing and environmental enrichment on adrenocortical activity, behavior and reproductive cyclicity in the female tigrina (Leopardus tigrinus) and margay (Leopardus wiedii).
Other species such as the margay (Leopardus wiedii, 3-6 kg), the jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi, 3-8 kg), Geoffroy's cat (Leopardus geoffroyi, 2-8 kg), and the oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus, 1.
Antibodies were detected in studies conducted in Brazil in the serum from oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus), margay (Leopardus wiedii), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), eyra cat (Herpailurus yaguarondi) jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi), cougar (Puma concolor) and jaguar (Panthera onca) (RUTHNER-BATISTA et al.
Entre los carnivoros silvestres en cautiverio en el Peru se encuentran el gato de pajonal (Leopardus colocolo), tigrillo u ocelote (Leopardus pardalis), oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus), margay (Leopardus wiedii), puma (Puma concolor) y jaguar u otorongo (Panthera onca), pertenecientes a la familia Felidae (Olivieira etal.
Diet of margay Leoparduswiedii and jaguarundi Pumayagouaroundi (Carnivora: Felidae) in Atlantic rainforest Brazil.
The President of Tosa Maidan Save Front, Mohammad Maqbool Margay told ANI, "We are very thankful to army for the step taken.