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Types of Felines

Caracal
Caracal

The caracal (Caracal caracal) is a medium-sized wild cat native to Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and India. The caracal is characterised by a robust build, long legs, a short face, long tufted ears and long canine teeth.

Cat
Cat

belonging or pertaining to the cat family, Felidae. 2. catlike; characteristic of animals of the cat family: a feline tread. 3. sly, stealthy, or treacherous.

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Cheetah
Cheetah

The Cheetah prefers to live in open grasslands, savannas, dense vegetation, and sometimes even mountainous terrain. The open land of grasslands and semi-desert better accommodates the Cheetahs way of hunting, which is running as opposed to the stalk and pounce method. Namibia is home to the largest population of Cheetah at about 2,500 cats. Due to the continuous growth of farmland and expanding development 95% of the Namibian Cheetah live on cultivated farmland.

Clouded Leopard
Clouded Leopard

The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is a wild cat occurring from the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China. Since 2008, it is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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Cougar
Cougar

The Cougar is a member of the feline family and they go by many different names. In some areas they are referred to as Mountain Lions. They are also called Pumas in other locations.

Felinae
Felinae

The Felinae are a subfamily of the family Felidae that includes the genera and species listed below. Most are small to medium-sized cats, although the group does include some larger animals, such as the cougar and cheetah.

Homotherium
Homotherium

Homotherium (also known as the scimitar-toothed cat or scimitar cat) is an extinct genus of machairodontine saber-toothed cats, often termed scimitar-toothed cats, that inhabited North America, South America, Eurasia, and Africa during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs (4 mya – 12,000 years ago), existing for approximately . It first became extinct in Africa some 1.5 million years ago. In ...

Jaguar
Jaguar

The Jaguar also occurs with an all black (melanistic) coat, and like the leopard, the spots can still be seen on black individuals. Albino individuals have been reported as well. Habitat: The Jaguar is commonly found in rain forests, savannahs, and swamps, but at the northern end of its territory it may enter scrub country and even deserts.

Leopard
Leopard

Leopard cat. The leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) is a small wild cat native to continental South, Southeast and East Asia. Since 2002 it has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List as it is widely distributed but threatened by habitat loss and hunting in parts of its range.

Lion
Lion

Feline (family Felidae), any of 37 cat species that among others include the cheetah, puma, jaguar, leopard, lion, lynx, tiger, and domestic cat. Cats are native to almost every region on Earth, with the exception of Australia and Antarctica.

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Lynx
Lynx

The Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) is a endangered species native to the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe. It was the most endangered cat species in the world, but conservation efforts have changed its status from critical to endangered.

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Machairodontinae
Machairodontinae

Machairodontinae is an extinct subfamily of carnivoran mammals of the family Felidae (true cats). They were found in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe from the Miocene to Pleistocene living from about 16 million until about 11,000 years ago.

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Machairodus
Machairodus

† Machairodontinae Gill, 1872: ... the Machairodontini or Homotherini with scimitar-toothed cats, such as Machairodus or Homotherium, and the Metailurini, ...

Ocelot
Ocelot

The ocelot (Leopardus pardalis; /ˈɒsəlɒt/), is a wild cat distributed extensively within South America, including the islands of Trinidad and Margarita, Central America, and Mexico. North of Mexico, it is found regularly only in the extreme southern part of Texas, although there are rare sightings in southern Arizona.

Pallas's cat
Pallas's cat

The Pallas' cat is about the size of a domestic cat. Its body is 46 to 65 cm (18 to 26 in) long and its tail 21 to 31 cm (8.3 to 12.2 in) . It weighs 2.5 to 4.5 kg (5.5 to 9.9 lb).

Panthera
Panthera

Panthera is a genus within the Felidae family that was named and first described by the German naturalist Oken in 1816. The British taxonomist Pocock revised the classification of this genus in 1916 as comprising the species lion, tiger, jaguar, and leopard on the basis of cranial features.

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Pantherinae
Pantherinae

The divergence of Pantherinae from Felinae has been estimated to have occurred between six and ten million years ago. DNA analysis suggests that the snow leopard Uncia uncia is basal to the entire Pantherinae and should be renamed Panthera uncia.

Proailurus Lemanensis
Proailurus Lemanensis

Proailurus was a likely ancestor of Pseudaelurus, which lived 20-10 million years ago, and probably gave rise to the major felid lines, including the extinct machairodontines and the extant felines and pantherines, although the phylogeny of the cats is still not precisely known.

Pumapard
Pumapard

A pumapard is a hybrid of a puma and a leopard. Both male puma with female leopard and male leopard with female puma pairings have produced offspring. In general, these hybrids have exhibited a tendency to dwarfism.

Saber-Toothed Tiger
Saber-Toothed Tiger

The Siberian Tiger. Brocken Inaglory via Wikimedia Commons [CC-BY-SA-3.0] All modern tigers are subspecies of Panthera tigris (for example, the Siberian Tiger is technically known by the genus and species name Panthera tigris altaica).What most people refer to as the Saber-Tooth Tiger was actually a species of prehistoric cat known as Smilodon fatalis, which was only distantly related to ...

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Serval
Serval

Serval cats are domesticated in some households, but they are still wild animals. Read this list of risks before considering a serval as a pet. Read this list of risks before considering a serval as a pet.

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Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard

This, like the English version ounce, came to be used for other lynx-sized cats, and eventually for the snow leopard. The word panther derives from classical Latin panthēra, itself from the ancient Greek pánthēr (πάνθηρ). Taxonomy and evolution. Two cladograms proposed for Panthera. ...

Tiger
Tiger

Tiger cats come in two main styles, either a brown or beige body color, with black or brown stripes, or a red or orange body color with stripes that are a darker shade of red or orange. Domestic cats never really have the color scheme of an actual tiger - orange body, black stripes. But tiger cats are cool just the same.

Tigon
Tigon

Ligers and Tigons are hybrids of Lion and Tiger Matings The tigon is a hybrid of a male tiger and a female lion, and is less common than the liger, a hybrid of a male lion and a female tiger. For all the tigon’s rarity, the first citation of that word in the Oxford English Dictionary dates from 1927, while the first citation of a liger dates from 1938.

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Wildcat
Wildcat

The wildcat is a small cat species complex comprising Felis silvestris and the Felis lybica. The former is native to Europe and the Caucasus; the latter to much of Africa, Southwest and Central Asia into India, and western China.