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A small American wild cat with a uniform red or grey coat, slender body, and short legs, found from Arizona to Argentina.
- ‘The refuge's fan-shaped palms harbor migrating warblers, green jays, and long-billed thrashers, and are part of a wildlife corridor for two endangered wild cats, the ocelot and jaguarundi.’
- ‘Or you may be lucky enough to spot one of the jaguar's smaller cousins: an ocelot or a puma, a margay or a jaguarundi.’
- ‘Jaguarundis do not look like little jaguars - they have small heads with small low set ears, a long flat tail, and a long low set body.’
- ‘We had reached Mexico's Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, home to jaguarundis, ocelots, margays, pumas, and jaguars.’
- ‘The jaguarundi has been called the weasel cat, because it does not look like a typical cat. In parts of Mexico they are known as otter cats.’
Mid 19th century: from Portuguese, from Tupi-Guarani, from yaguára ‘jaguar’ + undi ‘dark’.
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