It is a small animal, 45 cms long and 20 cms of tail, very similar to the domestic cat. It is usually of a brown-yellow color, although it gets darker in Southern Chile. The tail features dark rings, its head has thin golden stripes and there are round black stains all over its body.
From Coquimbo to Aysen. Also in Chiloe and Guaitecas Islands.
At sea level and vegetation border.