European wild cat Felis silvestris, photographed by Aconcagua.

Belongs within: Felidae.

The genus Felis has been used in the past to refer to the majority of the small cats (if not all cats), but recent authors have tended to restrict it to a smaller group of species closely related to, and similar in appearance to, the domestic cat F. catus.

    |  i. s.: F. attica JE06
    |         F. euptilura Elliot 1871 I92
    |         F. iriomotensis K84
    |         F. jubata T66
    |         F. leopardus T66
    |         F. lunensis ME05
    |         F. rexroadensis V91
    |         F. teilhardi DW04
    |         F. vorohuensis V91
    |--F. (Felis) S78
    |    |  i. s.: F. ornata N10
    |    |--F. (F.) chaus JE06
    |    `--+--F. (Microfelis) nigripes S78, JE06
    |       `--+--F. (F.) margarita JE06
    |          |    |--F. m. margarita BP87
    |          |    `--F. m. scheffeli BP87
    |          `--+--+--F. bieti JE06
    |             |  `--F. (F.) libyca JE06 [=F. silvestris lybica K84]
    |             `--+--F. catus JE06 [=F. silvestris catus K84]
    |                `--F. silvestris (Schreber 1775) JE06, HRS06
    `--F. (Sivafelis) obscura S78

Inorganic: Felis chaus protominilorientalis Okamura 1987 O87

*Type species of generic name indicated


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[DW04] Deng T., Wang X., Ni X. & Liu L. 2004. Sequence of the Cenozoic mammalian faunas of the Linxia Basin in Gansu, China. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 78 (1): 8-14.

[HRS06] Hahn, I., U. Römer & R. P. Schlatter. 2006. Population numbers and status of land birds of the Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile (Aves: Falconiformes, Columbiformes, Strigiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Passeriformes). Senckenbergiana Biologica 86 (1): 109-125.

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[JE06] Johnson, W. E., E. Eizirik, J. Pecon-Slattery, W. J. Murphy, A. Antunes, E. Teeling & S. J. O’Brien. 2006. The Late Miocene radiation of modern Felidae: A genetic assessment. Science 311: 73-77.

[K84] Kerby, G. 1984. Small cats. In All the World’s Animals: Carnivores (D. Macdonald, ed.) pp. 42-45. Torstar Books Inc.: New York.

[ME05] Moullé, P.-E., A. Echassoux, F. Lacombat, E. Desclaux & S. Bailon. 2005. L’environnement animal des premiers habitants de l’Europe méditerranéenne: les grands mammifères contemporains de l’homme du Vallonnet, données taxonomiques et biostratigraphiques pour la deuxième moitie du Pléistocène inférieur. BAR International Series 1364: 105-113.

[N10] Naish, D. 2010. Tetrapod Zoology: Book One. CFZ Press: Bideford (UK).

[O87] Okamura, C. 1987. New facts: Homo and all Vertebrata were born simultaneously in the former Paleozoic in Japan. Original Report of the Okamura Fossil Laboratory 15: 347-573.

[S78] Savage, R. J. G. 1978. Carnivora. In Evolution of African Mammals (V. J. Maglio & H. B. S. Cooke, eds) pp. 249-267. Harvard University Press: Cambridge (Massachusetts).

[T66] Tristram, H. B. 1866. Report on the mammals of Palestine. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 84-93.

[V91] Valkenburgh, B. van. 1991. Iterative evolution of hypercarnivory in canids (Mammalia: Carnivora): evolutionary interactions among sympatric predators. Paleobiology 17 (4): 340-362.

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