The Family Felidae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Subfamily (2): Felinae · Pantherinae
- Tribe (3): Archipini · Bovini · Melieae
- Genus (41): Acinonyx · Adelphailurus · Aelurogale · Archaelurus · Caracal · Catopuma · Dinobastis · Dinofelis · Epimachairodus · Felis · Herpailurus · Homotherium · Ischyrosmilus · Leopardus · Leptailurus · Lynx · Machaerodus · Machairodus · Megantereon · Metailurus · Miracinonyx · Neofelis · Nimravides · Oncifelis · Oreailurus · Otocolobus · Panthera · Paramachairodus · Pardofelis · Pratifelis · Prionailurus · Proailurus · Profelis · Pseudaelurus · Puma · Sansanosmilus · Smilodon · Smilodontidion · Therailurus · Uncia · Viretailurus
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 645 species and subspecies in the Family Felidae.
Nimravus is an extinct genus of the family Nimravidae, subfamily (false saber-toothed cat) endemic to North America during the Oligocene epoch (33.3?26.3 mya), existing for approximately 7 million years. [more]
The caracal (Caracal caracal, pronounced ) is a fiercely territorial medium-sized cat ranging over Western Asia, South Asia and Africa. [more]
Catopuma is a genus containing two small Asian felines, the Bay Cat (C. badia) and the Asian Golden Cat (C. temminckii). [more]
Felis is a of cats in the family Felidae. [more]
The jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi) is a small-sized wild cat native to Central and South America. In 2002, the IUCN classified the jaguarundi as Least Concern as it is likely that no conservation units, with the probable exception of the mega-reserves of the Amazon basin could sustain long-term viable populations. It is probably extinct in Texas. Its presence in Uruguay is uncertain. [more]
Homotherium is an extinct genus of machairodontine saber-toothed cats, often termed scimitar cats, endemic to North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs (5 mya?10 000 years ago), existing for approximately 5 million years. [more]
Leopardus is a genus consisting of small spotted cats mostly native to Middle and South America. Very few range into the southern United States. The genus is considered the oldest branch of the part of the cat family to cross into the Americas, followed by the genera Lynx and Puma. (The Jaguar is the other extant cat native to the Americas.) The largest species in Leopardus is the Ocelot; most of the other species resemble domestic housecats in size, with the Kodkod (L. guigna) being the smallest cat in the Americas. The Margay (L. wiedii) is more highly adapted to arboreal life than any other cat in the Americas. [more]
The serval (), Leptailurus serval or Caracal serval, known in Afrikaans as Tierboskat, "tiger-forest-cat", is a medium-sized African wild cat. DNA studies have shown that the serval is closely related to the African golden cat and the caracal. [more]
A lynx (; plural lynx or lynxes) is any of the four Lynx genus species of medium-sized wildcats. The name "lynx" originated in Middle English via Latin from Greek word "????", derived from the Indo-European root "*leuk-", meaning "light, brightness", in reference to the luminescence of its reflective eyes. There is considerable confusion about the best way to classify felids at present, and some authorities classify them as part of the genus Felis. [more]
Machairodus was a genus of large machairodontine saber-toothed cats that lived in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America during the Miocene through Pleistocene living from 11.6mya?126,000 years ago, existing for approximately 11.5 million years. [more]
Megantereon was an ancient machairodontine saber-toothed cat that lived in North America, Eurasia, and Africa. It may be the ancestor of Smilodon. [more]
Neofelis is a genus comprising two felid species from Southeast Asia, namely the clouded leopard Neofelis nebulosa of mainland Asia, and the Sunda clouded leopard Neofelis diardi of Sumatra and Borneo. [more]
Oncifelis was a genus that consisted of three small species native to South America. These species have now been moved into the genus Leopardus. [more]
Pallas's cat (Otocolobus manul), also called the manul, is a small wild cat having a broad but patchy distribution in the grasslands and montane steppe of Central Asia. The species is negatively impacted by habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting, and has therefore been classified as Near Threatened by IUCN since 2002. [more]
Panthera is a genus of the family Felidae (cats), which contains four well-known living species: the tiger, the lion, the jaguar, and the leopard. The genus comprises about half of the Pantherinae subfamily, the big cats. The word panther, while technically referring to all members of the genus, is commonly used to specifically designate the black panther. [more]
Pardofelis is a genus within the family of cats. At present, this genus is defined as including three species native to Southeast Asia: the marbled cat, the bay cat and the Asian golden cat. [more]
Prionailurus is a genus of four species of small, spotted wild cats found in Asia. They are typically forest-dwelling. Most are able to swim well; some species are actually semi-aquatic and feed mainly on fish and other aquatic animals. [more]
The African golden cat (Profelis aurata) is a medium-sized wild cat distributed over the rainforests of West and Central Africa. It is about 80 centimetres (31 in) long, and has a tail of about 30 centimetres (12 in) in length. It is a close relative of both the caracal and the serval, but current classification places it as the only member of the genus Profelis. [more]
Pseudaelurus is a prehistoric cat that lived in Europe, Asia and North America in the Miocene approximately 20-8 million years ago. It is an ancestor of today's felines and pantherines as well as the extinct machairodont saber-tooths, and is a successor to Proailurus. It originated from Eurasia and was the first felid to reach North America, when it entered the continent at about 18.5 m.y ending a 'cat-gap' of 7 million years. The slender proportions of the animal, together with its short, viverrid-like legs, suggest that it may have been an agile climber of trees. [more]
The Puma is a mammal of the Felidae family, native to the Americas, and very commonly called the . Puma may also refer to: [more]
Smilodon (), often called a saber-toothed cat or incorrectly a saber-toothed tiger, is an extinct genus of machairodonts. This saber-toothed cat was endemic to North America and South America, living from near the beginning through the very end of the Pleistocene epoch (2.5 mya?10,000 years ago). [more]
Uncia can refer to: [more]
More info about the Genus Viretailurus may be found here.
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