ETYM Mexican ocelotl.
Nocturnal wildcat of Central and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat; SYN. panther cat, Felis pardalis.
Yellow, spotted, wild cat of S and Central America, and its fur.
Wild cat Felis pardalis of the southwestern US, Mexico, and Central and South America, up to 1 m/3 ft long with a 45 cm/1.5 ft tail. It weighs about 18 kg/40 lb and has a pale yellowish coat marked with longitudinal stripes and blotches. Hunted for its fur, it is close to extinction.