The rusty-spotted cat has been described as widespread and new research continues to increase its known range, but its population densities, distribution, and dynamics are poorly known.
The rusty-spotted cat has been described as widespread but nowhere common as indicated by the patchy and infrequent nature of collections and observations.
Its population densities and dynamics are only poorly known and its exact distribution is not yet clear, but new localities that host this species are found with more research, increasing the known range of the species.
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• Sources | (Anwar, Kumar, & Vattakavan, 2010; Athreya, 2010; Behera & Borah, 2010; Cat Specialist Group; Gavali, Lakhmapurkar, & Vyas, 2008; Kumara & Singh, 2005, 2007; Manakadan & Sivakumar, 2005; Miles, 2013; Patel, 2010; Pillay, 2008; Vyas, Lakhmapurkar, & Gavali, 2007)