Kodkod range map
The Kodkod (Leopardus guigna), alternatively spelled Codcod and also known as the Guiña, is the smallest cat in the Americas. Juan Ignacio Molina ( June 24, 1740 &ndash September 12, 1829) was a Chilean priest and naturalist. Year 1782 ( MDCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common In Scientific nomenclature, synonyms are different Scientific names used for a single Taxon. Felidae is the biological family of the cats a member of this family is called a felid. The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the Continents of North America and South America  It is found only in Central and South Chile and Argentina, in the Andes Mountains. Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. The Andes form the world's longest exposed Mountain range. They lie as a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America.  Little is known about this species, because it is extremely rare and very elusive.
The size of an adult Kodkod is 2–2. 5 kg (4. 5–5. 5 lb) with a typical length of 42–51 cm (16½–20 in) and a shoulder height of about 25 cm (10 in). The pound or pound-mass (abbreviation lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States #) is a unit of Mass A centimetre ( American spelling: centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one hundredth Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. Its coloring ranges from brownish-yellow to grey-brown with dark spots, with melanistic varieties (black forms) quite common. It has a pale underside and a ringed tail with black bands across its throat. The Kodkod has a small head, large feet, and a thick tail.
The Kodkod lives in evergreen temperate rainforests, deciduous temperate moist forests, sclerophyllous scrub, and coniferous forests particularly near water. In Botany, an Evergreen plant is a plant having leaves all year round Rainforests are Forests characterized by high Rainfall with definitions setting minimum normal annual rainfall between 1750–2000 mm (68-78 inches Botany Autumn leaf color. See --> In Botany and Horticulture, deciduous Plants, including A forest is an area with a high density of Trees There are many definitions of a forest based on various criteria Sclerophyll is a type of vegetation that has hard leaves and short internodes (the distance between leaves along the stem Temperate coniferous forest is a terrestrial Biome found in temperate regions of the world with warm summers and cool winters and adequate rainfall to sustain a forest Its most unusual characteristic is that it nests in bamboo thickets under trees. 
The primary prey of the Kodkod are small rodents, birds and insects. Rodentia is an order of Mammals also known as rodents, characterised by two continuously-growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws which must Birds ( class Aves) are bipedal endothermic ( Warm-blooded) Vertebrate animals that lay eggs. Insects ( Class Insecta) are a major group of Arthropods and the most diverse group of Animals on the Earth with over a million described It has been reported to raid hen houses. 
Its gestation period lasts about 72–78 days. Gestation is the carrying of an Embryo or Fetus inside a Female Viviparous Animal. The average litter size is one to three kittens. This species may live to be about 11 years old. 
There are two known subspecies of this cat: L. g. guigna and L. g. tigrillo.  L. g. guigna is found in Southern Chile and Argentina. L. g. trigrillo is found in Central Chile.