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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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The agency worried about the fate of the highly endangered small wildcats that call the region home, ocelots and jaguarundis.
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Segun estudios de ADN mitocondrial, al igual que datos cromosomicos, los jaguarundis y los pumas son congenericos y deben ser tratados como P.
Jaguarundis typically inhabit wet and dry tropical and subtropical forests from southern Texas to northern Argentina {Hall, 1981; Oliveira, 1998).
National Park Service--have claimed to see jaguarundis just across the border in the Carmen Mountains.
The Choco Rainforest Protection Project is helping the ocelots, jaguarundis, oncillas and margays of Ecuador.
Mexico has provided wolves, black ears and jaguarundis to help restore endangered species in the United States," says Ezequiel Ezcurra, president of Mexico's National Institute of Ecology.
and Brazilian porcupines, jaguarundis and ocelots, anteaters, kinkajous,
We had reached Mexico's Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, home to jaguarundis, ocelots, margays, pumas, and jaguars.