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Patel, K.; Jackson, P.
Rusty-spotted Cat in India: New Distribution Data
2004  Cat News (42): 27-27

In October 2004, a small cat was sighted in the eastern, drydeciduous forests of Gujarat, (2231'N/7356'E), 80 km north-east of Baroda. The cat, which was sitting on a large sandstone rock, probably to ambush rodents, was thought to be a jungle cat (_Felis chaus_). But after photographing the cat (cover page), Kunal Patel was able to note its small size and striped forehead, showing it to be a rusty-spotted cat. It was outside a protected area in a place surrounded by human activities.

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