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  • n. Plural form of felid.


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  • Globally, many felids members of the cat family are categorized as vulnerable or endangered.

    Chris Genovali: Cougars: British Columbia's Neglected Carnivore

  • The differences far exceed those that have been documented for subspecies within other pantherine felids, and are congruent with a separate species, to which the name Sundaland clouded leopard, Neofelis diardi, has been given, although the name Diard's cat has priority based on historical precedence.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Diard's clouded leopard appears more derived with respects to saber-toothed craniodental features than the clouded leopard, indicating that the former may have gone farther than the latter in convergently evolving craniomandibular features traditionally considered characteristic of primitive saber-toothed felids.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Neofelis deviates from other large felids in many aspects of craniodental morphology, and most likely also in several behavioral aspects.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Exhaustive sample set among Viverridae reveals the sister-group of felids: the linsangs as a case of extreme morphological convergence within Feliformia.

    That’s no mystery carnivore (part I)

  • But under communism, the Siberian tiger flourished: closed borders and tight control over guns and contact with foreigners deterred traders, and conservation laws and a ban on hunting protected the felids.

    The Militia Earns Its Stripes

  • Recent modelling work on population viability in large Pleistocene carnivorans (O'Regan et al. 2002) has shown that even glacial refugia the size of the Iberian and Italian peninsulas were not big enough for large felids to survive in when these populations became isolated, as they apparently did during the Pleistocene glaciations (though see previous blog, and I have more on this subject to add soon).

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Before I continue I should add that Britain only has, officially, two native felids: Scottish wildcats F. silvestris and Kellas cats.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • On to the ABC evidence itself, firstly, there are hairs, tracks and droppings that have been conclusively identified by experts as having come from non-native felids.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Multiple specimens are now known from the UK, and they show that several species of exotic felids are (at least at times) abroad in the British countryside.

    Archive 2006-02-01


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