Leopardus wiedii cooperi Goldman, 1943

Nuevo Leon margay (proposed), Texas margay



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Not recognized as a valid subspecies by (de Oliveira, 1998:1).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)?

Last record: 1850's



Nuevo Leon, México


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype, an adult male, collected by a Col. S. Cooper after whom Goldman named the subspecies (Goldman, 1943).






Original scientific description:

Goldman, E. A. (1943). The races of the ocelot and margay in middle America. Journal of Mammalogy 24(3): 372-385.


Other references:

Ceballos, G. (2014). Mammals of Mexico. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Kitchener A. C., Breitenmoser-Würsten Ch., Eizirik E., Gentry A., Werdelin L., Wilting A., Yamaguchi N., Abramov A. V., Christiansen P., Driscoll

C., Duckworth J. W., Johnson W., Luo S.-J., Meijaard E., O’Donoghue P., Sanderson J., Seymour K., Bruford M., Groves C., Hoffmann M.,

Nowell K., Timmons Z. & Tobe S. 2017. A revised taxonomy of the Felidae. The final report of the Cat Classification Task Force of the IUCN/

SSC Cat Specialist Group. Cat News Special Issue 11, 80 pp.

de Oliveira, Tadeu G. (1998). Leopardus wiedii. Mammalian Species 579: 1-6, 3 figs.

Tewes, M. E. and Schmidly, D. J. (1987). The neotropical felids: jaguar, ocelot, margay, and jaguarundi, pp. 696-711. In: M. Novak, J. A. Baker, M. E. Obbard and B. Malloch (eds.). Wild furbearer management and conservation in North America. Ontario, Canada: Ministry of Natural Resources.


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