Felis attica

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Felis attica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Felis
F. attica
Binomial name
Felis attica
Wagner, 1857

Felis attica is a wild cat in the Felinae subfamily. It is extinct.[1]

Scientists say Felis attica lived about nine million years ago. It was about the size of a bobcat and looked a little like a lynx. It may have been the ancestor of the African wildcat and of dimestic cats today.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Felis attica WAGNER, 1857". Museum Nacional dHistoire Naturalle. Retrieved December 25, 2020.
  2. Kate Rau (December 5, 2020). "Here kitty, kitty – a closer look at the evolution of cats". Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves: Official Visitor Centres for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Retrieved December 25, 2020.