ocelot (Leopardus (=felis) pardalis)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
Ground colours of the short fur of the ocelot, varies from creamy, or tawny yellow, to reddish grey and grey. The underside of the body, tail, and insides of the limbs is whitish. Rather more blotched than spotted, the chain-like spots are bordered with black. Ocelots have both solid and open dark spots which sometimes run in lines along the body. The back of the ears is black with a central yellowy/white band. Solid black spots mark the head and limbs. There are two black stripes on the cheeks and one or two transverse bars on the insides of the forelegs. The tail is either ringed or marked with dark bars on its upper surface. The eye sockets or orbits are incomplete at the back, and the anterior upper premolars are present.
- States/US Territories in which the ocelot, wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Arizona , Texas
- US Counties in which the ocelot, wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the ocelot, wherever found is known to occur:
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge
- Countries in which the the ocelot, wherever found is known to occur: Mexico
- Additional species information
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|03/28/1972||Southwest Region (Region 2)||wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|03/30/1972||37 FR 6476||List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife (proposed 3 Feb 72; 37 FR 2589)|
|02/06/2013||78 FR 8576 8577||5-Year Status Reviews of Ocelot and Mexican Spotted Owl in the Southwest Region; Notice of reviews; request for information|
|08/26/2010||75 FR 52547 52549||Draft Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) Recovery Plan, First Revision|
|07/25/1980||45 FR 49844 49847||ETWP; Proposed Endangered Status for U.S. Populations of Five Species|
|07/21/1982||47 FR 31670 31672||ETWP; Endangered Status for US Population of Ocelot|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|07/28/2016||Recovery Plan for the Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) First Revision||Recovery efforts in progress, but no implementation information yet to display||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|08/26/2010||75 FR 52547 52549||Draft Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) Recovery Plan, First Revision||
|02/06/2013||78 FR 8576 8577||5-Year Status Reviews of Ocelot and Mexican Spotted Owl in the Southwest Region; Notice of reviews; request for information||
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the ocelot.
» Conservation Plans
|SHA Plan Summaries|
|Environmental Defense SHA for Ocelot|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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