Late Quaternary fossils from southeastern United States previously assigned to Felis yagouaroundi and new records of small felines from three additional localities represent an extinct new species. The new species is characterized by an exceptionally tall inferior canine, stout mandibular symphysis and diastema, and relatively slender cheek teeth. Dental characters most closely resemble those of Central and North American F. wiedii and F. tigrina , whereas mandibular characters most closely resemble those of F. yagouaroundi . Evolutionary relationships between the three extant species and the extinct new species are unclear.

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