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The Kodkod - Leopardus guigna -The smallest felid in the Americas Commonly known as Kodkod, Guiña, Chilean Cat, Guigna and Guina, Leopardus guigna (Felidae) is reputed to be the smallest species of...

The secretive Guigna or Kodkod (Leopardus guigna) is the size of a tiny house cat, earning itself the distinction of being one of the smallest cats in the southern hemisphere, joined only by the oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus). Its diminutive body is covered with buff to greyish-brown fur, heavily patterned with small black spots that sometimes form broken streaks on the head and neck. Its small head bears low-set ears, the backs of which are black with a white spot in the centre.