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Scientific Name Helogenes marmoratus  Günther, 1863
Common Name Dwarf Wood Cat
Type Locality Essequibo River, Guyana.
Synonym(s) Helogenes amazonae, Helogenes unidorsalis
Pronunciation hell LODGE en ease
Etymology Helogenes: From the Greek helos, meaning marsh and the Greek genes, meaning birth; in reference to the habitat. 
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Size 73mm or 2.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Atlantic drainages of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, upper Río Orinoco and Río Negro systems in Venezuela, and Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 3) v. 12 (no. 72), pp 443.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 28 06:33 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)