Tag: cat lineages

FELIS – Small cat lineages Cont…

Leopardus Lineage: Continuing our look at Small wild cat lineages we come to the fourth divergence out of eight. The Leopardus lineage contains the largest number (eight) of small wild cats and is the ancestor of the ocelot. The divergence is believed to have… Continue Reading “FELIS – Small cat lineages Cont…”

FELIS – Small cat lineages

All cats, large & small are thought to have evolved from Proailurus (meaning “before the cat”), a prehistoric cat that lived in Eurasia in the Late Oligocene and Miocene periods, approximately 25 million years ago. It is thought these cats were a little larger… Continue Reading “FELIS – Small cat lineages”

FELIS – Geoffroy’s Cats

Geoffroy’s Cats are probably the most common wild cat in South America. They are good swimmers and very agile climbers…