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1 December 2010 First Record of a White Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)
Rocky T. McBride, Anthony J. Giordano
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Abstract

The ocelot, Leopardus pardalis, is a medium-sized Neotropical felid with a relatively wide geographical distribution. Across their range, ocelots exhibit clinal variation in pattern and color of pelage. Despite this variation, few aberrant genetic morphs have been documented. This record describes the first apparent leucistic variant for the ocelot: a white female with black markings that was treed on three occasions over a 3-year period in the transitional Chaco of western Paraguay.

Rocky T. McBride and Anthony J. Giordano "First Record of a White Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)," The Southwestern Naturalist 55(4), 567-568, (1 December 2010). https://doi.org/10.1894/TAL-12.1
Received: 15 May 2009; Accepted: 1 March 2010; Published: 1 December 2010
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