genus Felis


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Noun1.genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcatsgenus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Felidae, Felidae - cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
catamountain, European wildcat, Felis silvestris - bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat
cougar, Felis concolor, mountain lion, puma, catamount, panther, painter - large American feline resembling a lion
Felis pardalis, ocelot, panther cat - nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat
eyra, Felis yagouaroundi, jaguarondi, jaguarundi, jaguarundi cat - long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat
caffer cat, Felis ocreata, kaffir cat - widely distributed wildcat of Africa and Asia Minor
Felis chaus, jungle cat - small Asiatic wildcat
Felis serval, serval - slender long-legged African wildcat having large untufted ears and tawny black-spotted coat
Felis bengalensis, leopard cat - small spotted wildcat of southern Asia and Malaysia
Felis tigrina, tiger cat - medium-sized wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-striped coat
Felis wiedi, margay, margay cat - small spotted wildcat found from Texas to Brazil
Felis manul, manul, Pallas's cat - small wildcat of the mountains of Siberia and Tibet and Mongolia
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And now I find you guilty of a most flagrant breach of courtesy in interrupting my learned discourse to call attention to a mere quadruped of the genus FELIS.
Currently, the genus Felis includes small felids, while Panthera includes large cats such as lions, tigers, and leopards (Turner and Anton, 1997).