Felidae

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Noun1.Felidae - catsFelidae - cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
mammal family - a family of mammals
Carnivora, order Carnivora - cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
felid, feline - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
genus Lynx - lynxes
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
genus Panthera, Panthera - lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
genus Smiledon, Smiledon - saber-toothed tigers
genus Nimravus, Nimravus - false sabertoothed tigers
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There are, too, fewer carnivorous reptiles at the north end of the island, and not so many of the great and ferocious members of the cat family as take their hideous toll of life among the races further south.
Coupled with his obsessive, time-consuming process of painting using acrylic, oil, pastel and pencil on wood - often likened to the work of Jackson Pollock or Jean-Michel Basquiat - it aims to overwhelm the viewer with its almost cinematic scale, with one painting entitled The Fat Cat Family Funday spanning nearly five metres in length.
THE country's largest zoo is raving about the newest addition to its big cat family.
A member of the cat family, lynx went extinct in Colorado in 1970.
They then sequenced the DNA of (African) lion, snow leopard, white (Bengal) tiger and white (African) lion, which enabled them to compare how the genes matched up in different members of the cat family.
Why: You will have to be relentlessly patient to spot the four species of the cat family at Namdapha.
Black cats refer to any black colored member of the big cat family, which includes panthers, leopards, and jaguars.
Contract notice: Land cat family support center, renovation and extension.
Whether it's a pet kitten or a lion cub, the cat family offspring are born with natural instincts and curiosity.
Which member of the cat family is its biggest representative in the Americas, and third-biggest worldwide after lions and tigers?
Our auction in Des Moines featured a large selection of the highest quality equipment the Cat family of dealers has to offer, and bidders responded by showing up in record numbers," said William L Hoeft, chairman of Cat Auction Services.
As she sped by on her wild ride, she glimpsed a huge ground sloth, grazing in the trees, a hunting American lion, a giant beaver, a short-faced bear mother and cub, and a Clovis human village with hunting dogs, a saber-toothed cat family, and more.