TIGER-CAT, typically Felis tigrina, an American wild cat ranging from Mexico, on the east of the Andes to Paraguay and the central forest region of Argentina. Together the head and body measure something over 30 in., of which the tail counts for a third. The fur is grizzly grey, with black spots that do not form chains. The name is also applied to the Ocelot (q.v.), and often used of any small striped or spotted wild cat, either from the western or eastern hemisphere.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)