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Felidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genera and Species
Subfamily Felinae
  Caracal[?]
   Caracal caracal - Caracal
  Catopuma[?]
   Catopuma badia - Bay cat
   Catopuma temmincki - Asiatic golden cat
  Felis
   Felis bieti - Chinese desert cat
   Felis catus - Housecat, domestic cat
   Felis chaus - Papyrus cat,
    Jungle cat, Swamp cat, Reed cat
   Felis lybica - Desert cat
   Felis margarita - Sand cat
   Felis nigripes - Black-footed cat
   Felis silvestris - Wood cat
   Felis concolor - Puma,
    mountain lion, cougar, catamount
    (some biologists consider the puma
      to form a genus of its own)

  Herpailurus[?]
   Herpailurus yaguarundi - Jaguarundi
  Leptailurus[?]
   Leptailurus serval - Serval
  Lynx
   Lynx canadensis - Canada lynx
   Lynx lynx - Eurasian lynx
   Lynx pardina - Spanish lynx
   Lynx rufus - Bobcat (mammal)
  Oncifelis[?]
   Oncifelis colocolo - Pampas cat
   Oncifelis geoffroyi - Geoffrey's cat
   Oncifelis guigna - Kodkod
  Orealurus[?]
   Orealurus jocobitus - Andean cat
  Otocolobus[?]
   Otocolobus manul - Pallas's cat
  Prionailurus[?]
   Prionailurus bengalensis - Bengal cat,
    Leopard cat
   Prionailurus planiceps - Flat-headed cat
   Prionailurus rubiginosa - Rusty-spotted cat
   Prionailurus viverrinus - Fishing cat
  Profelis[?]
   Profelis aurata - African golden cat
  Leopardus[?]
   Leopardus pardalis[?] - Ocelot[?]
   Leopardus tigrinus[?] - Little spotted cat
   Leopardus wiedii - Margay
Subfamily Pantherinae
  Neofelis
   Neofelis nebulosa - Clouded leopard
  Panthera
   Panthera leo - Lion
   Panthera tigris - Tiger
   Panthera pardus - Leopard
   Panthera onca - Jaguar
  Pardofelis[?]
   Pardofelis marmorata - Marbled cat
  Uncia
   Uncia uncia - Snow leopard
  Smilodon (Extinct)
   Smilodon fatalis - Sabre-tooth cat
Subfamily Acinonychinae
  Acinonyx
   Acinonyx jubatus - Cheetah
Felidae is a family of animals commonly referred to as "cats" or "felines". The prototypical and most familiar feline is the domestic cat, and other well-known members of the family include big cats such as lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, and panthers, as well as other wild cats such as lynxes, pumas, and bobcats.

References:

ITIS No. 180580


Felidae is also the title of a novel by Akif Pirincci[?] in which a cat named Joseph investigates the murders of several cats in the big city. The sequel is Felidae on the Road.



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