Felinae is a subfamily of the Felidae family. It includes small cats and a few medium-large cats, especially the cougar ( ) and the Puma concolor cheetah ( ).
There is now a precise classification for the living members of the subfamily based on genetic research.
  These genetic lineages have been identified: 
( Pardofelis marbled cat) and ( Catopuma Bornean bay cat, and Asian golden cat) Lineage 1B:
( Leptailurus serval), , Caracal (African golden cat) Profelis Lineage 2:
: small spotted cats of Central and South America. Best known is the Leopardus ocelot; also the guigna, margay, and Andean mountain cat Lineage 3:
Lynx Lineage 4:
, Puma (the cheetah) Acinonyx Lineage 5:
(spotted Asian wildcats), Prionailurus (Pallas's cat), Otocolobus leopard cat ( Prionailurus bengalensis), marbled cat ( Pardofelis marmorata), rusty-spotted cat ( Prionailurus rubiginosus),  fishing cat ( Prionailurus viverrinus), flat-headed cat ( Prionailurus planiceps) Lineage 6: : the domestic Felis cat and its nearest relatives. Widespread in Africa, Asia and Europe, notably the jungle cat, sand cat, and the wildcat. African wildcat ( Felis silvestris lybica), black-footed cat ( Felis negripes), Chinese mountain cat ( Felis bieti)