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Leopardus wiedii Schinz 1821 (margay)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Felidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 47514

Alternative combination: Felis wiedii

Synonyms: Felis amnicola Gillette 1976 (no. 46508), Felis elegans Lesson 1830 (no. 242615), Felis macroura Wied 1826 (no. 242613), Leopardus amnicola Gillette 1976 (no. 47512)

Belongs to Leopardus according to W. E. Johnson et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Leopardus braccatus, Leopardus colocolo, Leopardus geoffroyi, Leopardus guigna, Leopardus guttulus, Leopardus jacobita, Leopardus pardalis, Leopardus tigrinus, Leopardus vorohuensis

Subtaxa: Leopardus wiedii glaucula, Leopardus wiedii pirrensis

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Ecology: arboreal insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): p4 8.60 x 3.60, m1 9.27 x 3.93, femur length 115.5, humerus length 97.2, radius length 87.0, skull 80.2 x 55.1, tibia length 112.7, ulna length 96.5

Estimated body mass: 4.59 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length