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Chilean, or western raptor cat

By AlexSone
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Chilean, or western raptor cat (Felinoraptor occidentalis), lives in narrow land strip between Andes and Pacific coast of South America. It is settled from equatorial latitudes up to Tierra del Fuego. This species of cats differs in pale yellow skin with some dark spots. Northern populations living in warm latitudes have more gracile constitution and wider ears, and southern ones, living in areas of cool climate, are smaller and short-legged, with almost one-colour rich fur. In the extreme south of South America this species of cats is superseded by larger Andean raptor cat. Chilean raptor cat almost does not live in mountains, preferring woods in foothills and in plain areas. These predators search for food even at the coastal strip, and frequently eat bodies of dead algocetids cast ashore during the storm.
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Nov 8, 2012, 10:03:56 AM
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What other Animals live with there?I only know the Chilean tapirotherium (Tapirotherium chiliensis).
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Look here:…
Maybe you'll find someone
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I know that list and i had find eventually someone:
Eventually the…, and one of the south american deers… ,but im not sure.
Well, i don`t had perused the Birds,Reptiles,etc..
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awesome concept is nice to see another Chilean animal :)
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Wow!! The artistic quality of this illustration is outstanding!
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You´re welcome :)
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Very nice! :omfg: I like the concept, but also the stormy background! :) Great work! :nod:
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Thanks! Alive the painting looks even better!
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You're welcome! :) Yes, I can imagine it does, photographs and scans alsways tear the quality of the real work down... :(
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