South American small cats are adorable, but some of them force zoologists to reconsider their views on species and evolution. This is one of those
We’ve met the biggest cat in the Americas — now it’s time to meet the smallest. This little cutie has two common names: kodkod (a
Another big spotted cat? Yes! Leopards are cool, but in the Old World, there are also lions and tigers to admire. In the Americas, jaguars
We’re going to need a bigger “boat” today: biomes instead of trees. That’s because the Andes are much larger than Sumatra’s Barisan Mountains, and their
A search will bring up posts here about some of these species. Featured image: Black-footed cat, by Charles Barilleaux, CC BY 2.0.
By the end of the twentieth century, all scientists had to prove that this cat wasn’t a figment of their imagination were three skulls and less than forty museum specimens, each one at least sixty years old. Well, if the mountain won’t come to you . . .