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Ocelot
Ocelot
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Range South America
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Felidae
Genus Leopardus
Species Leopardus Pardalis
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Ocelot is a species from the Leopardus genus. It is distributed extensively over South America, Central America, and Mexico. The word "ocelot" comes from French ocelot which was borrowed to French by Buffon from Nahuatl ōcēlōtl meaning "jaguar".

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