Wild Cats In South Texas. Both live in far south texas and consume similar prey species consisting of rabbits, small birds, and rodents. 2012, the wikipedia authors list 40 wild cats.
Photos courtesy of texas native cats. Current estimates are that fewer than 50 of these wild cats are left in the u.s., with all of them residing in south texas. Of them, 163 are considered review species.
As of june 2020, the list contained 654 species.
Here at laguna atascosa national park in cameron county there are three varieties of wild cats. Cats also are known to catch and consume cotton rats and pocket gophers, and according to studies in texas, cats consume attwater's prairie chickens, meadowlarks, chicken flesh and feathers. Curiously, the cats in leopardus lineage have 36 chromosomes instead of the usual 38, as in all other wild cats. The range of this small wild cat once extended from mexico up into the southern states, including texas, arizona, arkansas and louisiana.