Prionailurus rubiginosus 

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Citation: Mukherjee, S., Duckworth, J.W., Silva, A., Appel, A. & Kittle, A. 2016. Prionailurus rubiginosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T18149A50662471. . Downloaded on 27 April 2018.
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