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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.]
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(ˌdʒæɡwəˈrɒndɪ) or


n, pl -dis
(Animals) a feline mammal, Felis yagouaroundi, of Central and South America, with a reddish or grey coat, short legs, and a long tail. See also eyra
[C19: via Portuguese from Tupi]
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Noun1.jaguarondi - long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcatjaguarondi - 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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2), thus excluding the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla Linnaeus, 1758), silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus Linnaeus, 1758), jaguarondi (Puma yagouaroundi SaintHilaire, 1803), coati (Nassua narica Linnaeus, 1766), and different species of squirrels.
Small felids such as the Southern tiger cat, margay and jaguarondi are poorly studied, and the knowledge about the spatial ecology and abundance of these species is hitherto limited.