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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Felinae — the small cats.


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Latin feles ("cat")


  • According to research published last month in the journal Science, every housecat is a descendant of a Middle Eastern wildcat with the name Felis sylvestris ( "cat out of the woods.")

    Boing Boing

  • The measurements of the skeleton found at the village suggest a type of African wildcat known as a Felis silvestris lybica.


  • Thus the generic name given all members of the cat tribe being Felis, the name Felis leo designates the lion; Felis pardus, the leopard; Felis domestica, the house cat, and so on.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume II: The Beginnings of Modern Science

  • Large numbers of mammals live in these forests including endangered species of spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) which use the corridors of rivers through the dry forest, as well as various cats such as Felis onca, F. concolor, F. pardalis, F. wiedi and F. yaguaroundi, tapir (Tapirus bairdii), anteaters (Tamandua mexicana) and many others.

    Central American dry forests

  • Nominees must be natural members of the species Felis Catus.

    sfawardswatch: Best Fannish Cat

  • The waiter got to me before Felis did, and he recommended the Ubiquitous Flan (my new band name!) with orgiastic eye-rolling.


  • Just like California when the banned the hunting of “Felis Concolor” or commonly known as Mountain Lion or Cougar pending on what part of the country you in.

    Special Report: On Coyote Attacks and the Death of Canadian Folk Singer Taylor Mitchell

  • Coyotes (Canis latrans) pose a risk to domestic cats (Felis catus).

    Study Concludes That Coyotes Kill Pet Cats

  • Spathiphyllum, he thought, you are no Felis catus.


  • His team took samples from 979 wildcats and domestic cats from across the world and found the wildcats grouped into three main genetic clusters: the European wildcat, Felis silvestris silvestris; the Middle Eastern wildcat, Felis silvestris lybica, and the southern African wildcat, Felis silvestris cafra.

    Endangered: are Scotland's wildcats running out of lives?


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