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FELIS – Small cat lineages Cont…

Puma Lineage: The Puma lineage which diverged around 6.7 million years ago. In this lineage we see two of what we define as large cats and one small cat. Interestingly the two large cats, cheetahs and pumas are more closely related and similar to… Continue Reading “FELIS – Small cat lineages Cont…”

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…”