Tag: small wild cat

The Small Wild Cat Olympics.

Something we get asked a lot at FELIS is; which is the fastest cat or which is the smallest cat of the wild cat species, so here we look at some of the Small Wild Cat Olympic Winners! WORLDS FASTEST SMALL CAT: SERVAL Everyone… Continue Reading “The Small Wild Cat Olympics.”

Asian Golden Cats

An Asian golden cat is about double the size of a big domestic cat and they come in a variety of different colours. Whilst their fur generally is either a golden colour or reddish brown, the coat itself has a large variety of colour… Continue Reading “Asian Golden Cats”

Cats and their homes.

Much like your domestic cat at home sleep takes up a major part of a small wild cats life. For your average domestic cat this would normally average about 16-20 hours a day. As you would expect for a small wild cat this is… Continue Reading “Cats and their homes.”

FELIS – Small cat lineages Cont…

Felis Lineage: Today we look at the eighth and last of the Lineages that make up the Felinae family. The Felis lineage. It’s the youngest of the linages and is thought to have diverged around 3.4 million years ago. It contains the ancestor to… Continue Reading “FELIS – Small cat lineages Cont…”

FELIS – Small cat lineages Cont…

Prionailurus Lineage: Also known as the Leopard Cat linage, the seventh divergence of eight in the Felinae family. It’s believed to have occurred roughly 6.2 Million years ago and as of 2017 contains six small wild cats with a tropical and temperate Asian distribution.… Continue Reading “FELIS – Small cat lineages Cont…”

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…

Lynx Lineage: Continuing our look at Cat lineages we come to the fifth lineage divergence and the ancestor of the Lynx species. The split is believed to have occurred around 7.2 million years ago with the Lynx lineage containing four separate species in one… 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…”

A Paws for thought

Taking a break from our Small wild cat lineages we look at paws. Along with tails and ears (see previous posts), it is another physical trait whereby we can see some morphological differences in small wild cats. In this post, we will look at… Continue Reading “A Paws for thought”

FELIS – Small cat lineages cont..

Caracal Lineage: Continuing our look at small wild cat lineages today we look at the third lineage to diverge; The Caracal lineage. The divergence is believed to have happened around 8.5 million years ago and includes a further three of our current small wild… Continue Reading “FELIS – Small cat lineages cont..”