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jag·ua·run·di

also jag·ua·ron·di (jăg′wə-rŭn′dē)
n. pl. jag·ua·run·dis also jag·ua·ron·dis
A long-tailed, grayish-brown or reddish wildcat (Puma yagouaroundi) of southern North America and Central and South America. The jaguarundi is sometimes classified in the genus Felis or Herpailurus.

[Spanish and Portuguese, from Guaraní jaguarundi, yaguarundi, variant of jaguá, yaguar, dog.]
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ja•gua•run•di

(ˌdʒɑ gwəˈrʌn di, -gyu ə-, ˌdʒæg wə-, -yu ə-)

n., pl. -dis.
a mainly tropical American wildcat, Felis yagouaroundi, with a long body and tail.
[1880–85; < Portuguese < Guarani jaguarundy wildcat]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jaguarundi - long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcatjaguarundi - long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat
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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Mas de la mitad de las especies (13 de 23 especies) registradas en la RSM se encuentran bajo alguna categoria de conservacion a nivel nacional: el aguara guazu (Chrysocyon brachyurus), el lobito de rio y el ciervo de los pantanos, en peligro; el gato del pantanal (como Oncifelis colocolo), el tatu rabo mole, el aguara pope (Procyon cancrivorus) y el coendu, vulnerables; y el tamandua (Tamandua tetradactyla), el yaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi, como Herpailurus yaguarondi), el zorro de monte, el huron menor (Galictis cuja), el zorrino (Conepatus chinga) y el carpincho, potencialmente vulnerables (Ojeda et al., 2012).
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., 2005).