First confirmed records of the Pantanal Cat, <em>Leopardus colocola braccatus</em> (Cope, 1889), in the state of São Paulo, Brazil
Check List 14(5): 699-703, doi: 10.15560/14.5.699
First confirmed records of the Pantanal Cat, Leopardus colocola braccatus (Cope, 1889), in the state of São Paulo, Brazil
expand article infoCrasso Paulo B. Breviglieri, Mariela C. Castro§, Douglas C. Ribeiro|, Lúcio de Oliveira e Souza, João Henrique Pinheiro Dias, Felipe Chinaglia Montefeltro#
‡ Department of Animal Biology, Institute of Biology, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil§ Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Goiás - Regional Catalão, Catalão, Brazil| Departamento de Zoologia e Botânica, Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Instituto de Biociências Letras e Ciências Exatas (Ibilce), Câmpus São José do Rio Preto, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil¶ Centro de Conservação de Fauna Silvestre de Ilha Solteira, Ilha Solteira, Brazil# Departamento de Biologia e Zootecnia, Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Faculdade de Engenharia de Ilha Solteira (FEIS), Câmpus Ilha Solteira, Ilha Solteira, Brazil
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Abstract
The Pantanal Cat, Leopardus colocola braccatus, presents a broad distribution over several biomes in South America. However, the distribution of the species is based on a limited number of occurrences, and confirmed records of the species are scarce. Here, we present 2 confirmed records of Leopardus colocola braccatus from the state of São Paulo, southeast Brazil. Both records are juvenile individuals, 1 recorded in the municipality of Castilho and the other in Araçatuba. These São Paulo records expand the distribution of this uncommon felid to the most populous state of Brazil. This species is currently Data Deficient on the São Paulo Red List, and these new records may help with future assessments of the conservation status of this felid.
Keywords
Cerrado; colocola group; Felidae; Pampas cat; urban area