Prionailurus

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Prionailurus
Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Prionailurus
Severtzov, 1858
Prionailurus ranges

Prionailurus is a genus of four species of small, spotted wild cats found in Asia. They are typically forest-dwelling. Most are able to swim well; some species are actually semi-aquatic and feed mainly on fish and other aquatic animals.

Pocock's classification of Prionailurus is widely accepted:[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 543-544. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0 . OCLC 62265494 . http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=14000180.