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margay

a wild cat about the size of a domestic cat which preys on small domestic animals and birds. Called also Panthera tigrina, American tiger cat.
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The aim of this paper is to report the parasitism of Amblyomma aureolatum in the margay cat (Leopardus wiedii) in Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
One margay cat was found dead; possibly killed on the road, at the margins of the BR-472 road, in the city of Uruguaiana (29[degrees] 45' 18" S 57[degrees] 05' 16" W), situated in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
aureolatum was found parasitizing the margay cat in a rural region, where a high canine and feline population is present, suggesting that wild animals are a dissemination source in this region.