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
References in classic literature ?
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.
The work of ordering the genus Felis is complicated by the closeness of its members' biology--most species assigned to the genus Felis can interbreed (Faure and Kitchener, 2009).
Currently, the genus Felis includes small felids, while Panthera includes large cats such as lions, tigers, and leopards (Turner and Anton, 1997).