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On the evolution of the European wild cat

Björn Kurtén

On the evolution of the European wild cat

Felis silvestris Schreber.

by Björn Kurtén

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Published in Helsinki .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination29p. ;
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16541665M

History & Evolution of Big Cat Rescue. WARNING: Graphic images! We had only allowed public contact to show people, who thought they wanted a wild cat as a pet, that all the cat wants to do is pee on you. The sharing of those photos online didn’t get across that same message, so we stopped it. In I wrote a page book, and The European wildcat is a solitary, nocturnal animal that preys on birds and small mammals. It breeds once yearly (in spring) in continental Europe and twice (sometimes three times) yearly in Scotland. A litter consists of three to six kittens; the gestation period is 68 days. The wildcat interbreeds with the domestic cat.

The wildcat is a species complex comprising two small wild cat species, the European wildcat (Felis silvestris) and the African wildcat (F. lybica).The European wildcat inhabits forests in Europe and the Caucasus, while the African wildcat inhabits semi-arid landscapes and steppes in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia, into western India and western China.   History of the Big Cats — The Jaguar. million year old fossils of the jaguar, a cat that now only occupies South America, have been unearthed (Ma is the term used to say “million years”). Ma ago the jaguar roamed north in the Americas as far as Nebraska and cat was larger than the current wildcat and it is thought that it had longer limbs.

The domestic cat sample included free‐ranging or owned cats. The African wildcats were sampled in Sardinia (Italy) and North Africa (Morocco and Libya). Aiming to help the identification of hybrid cats, we added 17 previously described European wild × domestic cat hybrids from Italy. Evolution. The European wildcat is a member of the Felidae that had a common ancestor about 10–15 million years ago. [35] The genus Felis is estimated to have diverged from the Felidae around 6–7 million years ago, with the European wildcat diverging from Felis about to million years ago. [36].


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On the evolution of the European wild cat by Björn Kurtén Download PDF EPUB FB2

The family Felidae, to which all living feline species belong, arose about ten to eleven million years family is divided into eight major phylogenetic lineages. The domestic cat is a member of the Felis lineage. A number of investigations have shown that all domestic varieties of cats come from a single species of the Felis lineage, Felis catus.

Get this from a library. On the evolution of the European wild cat, Felis Silvestris Schreber. [Björn Kurtén; Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica,]. The European wildcat (Felis silvestris) is a wildcat species native to continental Europe, Scotland, Turkey and the Caucasus.

It inhabits forests from the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Central and Eastern Europe to the Caucasus. It has been extirpated in England and Wales. In France and Italy, the European wildcat is predominantly nocturnal, but also active in the daytime when undisturbed by Family: Felidae.

On the evolution of the European wild cat, Felis Silvestris Schreber — First published in Subjects Cats, Fossil, European wildcat, Fossil CatsPages:   On the evolution of the European wild cat Björn Kurtén On the evolution of the European wild cat Buy this book.

Better World Books; Share this book. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Embed. Edit. Last edited by Brant Gibbard. Octo | History. An edition of On the evolution of the European wild cat () On the evolution of the Pages:   The Three Oldest Wild Cat Lineages.

The last common ancestor of modern cats was a species of Pseudaelurus that occurred in Asia 9 to 20 million years ago (MYA).Using genetics scientists have established that modern cats diverged from this ancient species in eight groups or lineages of closely related species.

This book contains classic material dating back to the s and before. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of historical and informative publications on the subject of the domestic cat. The titles in this range include "The Cattery" "A Guide to Feeding Cats" "Cats in Prose and Poetry" and many more.

The modern cat (Felis silvestris catus) is descended from one or more of four or five separate wild cats: the Sardinian wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica), the European wildcat (F.

silvestris), the Central Asian wildcat (F.s. ornata), the sub-Saharan African wildcat (F.s. cafra), and (perhaps) the Chinese desert cat (F.s.

bieti).Each of these species is a distinctive subspecies of F. The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris domesticus) is a small mammal belonging to the Felidae is because the history of the cat is interconnected with the wild felines which still inhabit parts of our planet.

It is currently believed all domestic cat breeds derived from the wild cat (Felis silvestris).More specifically, it is estimated that all felines share a common.

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European Wildcat Conservation. The global conservation status for the Wildcat is Least Concern (LC) due to the wide range and estimated numbers. This includes all the Wildcats - African, Asiatic and European. As at November the status of the individual Wildcat species is yet to be determined and is extremely difficult to estimate due to interbreeding with domestic and feral cats.

But the wildcat is fierce and feral, whereas the housecat, thanks to nea years of domestication, is tame and adaptable enough to have become the world’s most popular pet. forest to Mongolian steppe. The Asian leopard cat is the most common small cat in Asia.

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Tiger Asian golden cat Serval Ocelot Puma (mountain lion) Bobcat Rusty-spotted cat. The domestic cat is believed to have evolved from the African wildcat Felis sylvestris libyca between years ago.

1,2 Cats belong to the order Carnivora, meaning “flesh eating,” and the family Felidae. The felids diverged from the other carnivorous groups early in the evolutionary tree. 3 Other members of the order Carnivora include canids, bears, pandas, weasels, raccoons.

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Note: The value from your cat’s report may change in later versions of the report as our database continues to grow and we welcome more cats to the Basepaws family. The cat (Felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal.

It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family.

A cat can either be a house cat, a farm cat or a feral cat; the latter ranges freely and avoids human contact. Domestic cats are valued by humans for companionship. Researchers surveyed the DNA of more than cats spanning the last 9, years, including ancient Romanian cat remains, Egyptian cat mummies, and modern African wildcat.

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