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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.]


(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]
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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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).
We also obtained photographs of ocelots and margays at camera traps, documented the jaguarundi (Puma yaguarondi) from interviews, direct observations, and tracks, and documented predation on livestock and white-tailed deer by cougars.
colocolo, y esta ultima con una subespecie; subgenero Lynchailurus (Severtzow, 1858), con una especie, Lynchailurus pajeros y cuatro subespecies; y por ultimo el subgenero Herpailurus con una especie, Herpailurus yaguarondi y cinco subespecies.