yagouaroundi

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yagouaroundi (plural yagouaroundis)

  1. Alternative form of jaguarundi.
    • 1821, Edward Griffith, General and Particular Descriptions of the Vertebrated Animals, page 86:
      Azara, who describes this animal, states, that there is some uncertainty as to its name; but he believes that this, as well as his yagouaroundi, is known by the name eira.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Charles Darwin, “Part 29 Harvard Classics”, in Voyage of the Beagle, ISBN 0766182142, page 38:
    • 2005, Ronald M. Nowak, Walker's carnivores of the world, ISBN 0801880335, page 254:
      F. yagouaroundi has been reported to live in pairs in Paraguay but to be solitary in Mexico.
    • 2011, John P. Rafferty, Carnivores: Meat-Eating Mammals:
      The jaguarundi (Felis yagouaroundi), also spelled jaguarondi, is a small, unspotted New World cat (family Felidae) that is also known as the otter-cat because of its otterlike appearance and swimming ability.