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ocelot (Leopardus (=felis) pardalis)

Federal Register | Recovery | Critical Habitat | Conservation Plans | Petitions | Life History

Listing Status:   

General Information

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.

 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
03/28/1972 Southwest Region (Region 2) U.S.A.(AZ, TX) to Central and South America

» Federal Register Documents

Most Recent Federal Register Documents (Showing 5 of 5)
Date Citation Page Title
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
07-21-1982 47 FR 31670 31672 ETWP; Endangered Status for US Population of Ocelot
07-25-1980 45 FR 49844 49847 ETWP; Proposed Endangered Status for U.S. Populations of Five Species
03-30-1972 37 FR 6476 List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife (proposed 3 Feb 72; 37 FR 2589)

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
08/26/2010 Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) Recovery Plan, Draft First Revision View Implementation Progress Draft Revision 1
Other Recovery Documents (Showing 2 of 2)
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
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
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
08/26/2010 75 FR 52547 52549 Draft Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) Recovery Plan, First Revision
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the ocelot, U.S.A.(AZ, TX) to Central and South America.

» Conservation Plans

Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA): (learn more) (Showing 1 of 1)
SHA Plan Summaries
Environmental Defense SHA for Ocelot

» Petitions

No petition findings have been published for the ocelot, U.S.A.(AZ, TX) to Central and South America.

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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