Felis silvestris


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Noun1.Felis silvestris - bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic catFelis silvestris - bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
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Key words: Felis silvestris, age classes, scat analysis
Ordering the wildcat species, Felis silvestris, is further complicated by the relatively recent domestication of cats from its ranks and the ongoing intermixing between domestic cats and wildcats.
Parasite prevalence in free-ranging farm cats, Felis silvestris catus.
The researchers believe it derives from the nature of the species Felis silvestris catus--our cats--as solitary hunters.
However, it was shot by a gamekeeper in 1984 and found to be a hybrid of a domestic moggy and a wildcat called Felis silvestris.
Feral domestic cats Felis silvestris were eradicated in 2004 and a recovery programme is now in place (Ratcliffe et al.
Felis silvestris (Gray, 1832), Indain desert cat, Data Deficient (02): This cat species is also rare in the study area and seldom seen.
The African wildcat, Felis silvestris lybica, is a tawny little felid native to Africa and the Middle East, closely enough related to the domestic cat, Felis silvestris catus, to have figured in earlier experiments involving the two subspecies.
Feline domestication may have begun in the Far East with the small wildcat species Felis silvestris, as Susan Milius reported in "Earliest farm cats found in China" (SN: 1/25/14, p.