Tortato, M. A., & Oliveira, T. G. de. (2005). Ecology of the Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) at Serra do Tabuleiro State Park, Southern Brazil. Cat News, 42(January 2005), 28–30.
Of the eight species of Neotropical cats found in Brazil, the oncilla, also called the little spotted cat or gato-do-mato ( Leopardus tigrinus ) by its Portuguese name, is the smallest and one of the least known species (Nowell & Jackson 1996, Oliveira in press A). Most aspects of this felid’s natural history remain unknown. As a consequence, it has been the subject of a series of preconceptions regarding its biology, such as its occurrence in the Amazon basin and at lower altitudes (see Cat News 41).