from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun A medium-sized Central and South American wild cat, Puma yagouaroundi, Herpailurus yagouaroundi or Felis yagouaroundi.

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  • noun long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish and Portuguese, from Guaraní jaguarundi, yaguarundi, variant of jaguá, yaguar, dog.]

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Ultimately from Guaraní jaguarundy or Old Tupi.


  • Some notable mammals are white‑tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus, white‑lipped peccary Tayassu pecary, collared peccary Tayassu tajacu, Central American tapir Tapirus bairdii (VU), white‑face monkey Cebus capucinus and spider monkey Ateles geoffroyi, howler monkey Alouatta palliata, collared anteater Tamandua tetradactyla, jaguar Panthera onca (VU), margay Felis wiedii (VU), jaguarundi F. yagouaroundi and ocelot F. pardalis (VU).

    Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica

  • The savanna deer (Odocoileus virginiaunus gymnotis), lives together with the puma (Puma concolor), and several other carnivores such as the crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorous) and the jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguaroundi). in the open grasslands taking refuge in the forest patches remaining and along the water currents.

    Sinú Valley dry forests

  • One of Three (which may be the father, son, or holy spirit, I haven't figured out which one) had this to say about the Fossa: It has retractable claws like a cat, walks on the soles of its feet like a wolverine, looks a bit like a jaguarundi, and has scent glands like a mongoose.

    What In Tarnation Am I?

  • The lutrine opossum Lutreolina crassicaudata, giant anteater and giant armadillo are found there, also bush dog, crab-eating fox Cerdocyon thous, long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata, jaguarundi Herpailurus yagouaroundi, jaguar, puma, oncilla Leopardus tigrinus and margay L. weidii.

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • Jaguar and jaguarundi are listed as less likely candidates.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Other larger mammals include north Andean huemul Hippocamelus antisensis (DD), spectacled bear Tremarctos ornatus (VU), jaguar Panthera onca, jaguarundi Felis yagouaroundi and possibly tapir Tapirus pinchaque (EN).

    Rio Abiseo National Park, Peru

  • Jaguar (Pantera onca), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi) and coati (Nasua narica) are some unique yet locally or widely threatened mammal species of this ecoregion.

    Veracruz moist forests

  • These communities contain such species as ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi), reddish egret (Egretta rufescens), the Texas indigo snake (Drymarchon corais erebennus), and over 400 species of birds.

    Tamaulipan mezquital

  • Other roadblocks have been put up by environmentalists who say the fence will put some animals, such as the ocelot and the jaguarundi, in increased danger of extinction.

    Chertoff Leaps Legal Barriers in Race to Finish Border Fence Before Year���s End

  • A border fence would cut off small American populations of threatened or endangered species like the jaguar, the ocelot and the jaguarundi, or weasel cat, which live mostly in Mexico but have tiny ranges in this country, says Brian Segee, staff attorney for the Defenders of Wildlife.

    Parry and Thrust


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