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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"By looking at its DNA, we could tell it apart from the European wildcat, Felis silvestris silvestris .
Konak seciciligi olmasina ragmen, evcil kedilerin yani sira; Afrika yaban kedisi (Felis silvestris lybica), Avrupa Yaban kedisi (Felis silvestris silvestris), Doru Vasak (Lynx rufus), Afrika Misk kedisi (Viverra civetta), Madagaskar Kahverengi-kuyruklu Firavun Faresi (Salanoia concolor) ve Beyaz-kuyruklu Firavun Faresi'nde (Ichneumia albicauda) de goruldugu bildirilmistir (2-4).
2006: Biogeographical patterns in the diet of the wildcat, Felis silvestris Schreber, in Eurasia: factors affecting the trophic diversity.
A chapter narrated by a mourning cat who has taken to hiding behind a bookcase is titled "Felis Silvestris Catus Carthusianorum," suggesting that the cat is following the path of Carthusian monks who chose lives of isolation and deep contemplation.
Populations of the European wildcat Felis silvestris silvestris Schreber 1777, once widely distributed across Europe, decreased dramatically in central Europe owing to persecution and habitat loss over the past two centuries (Piechocki 1990, Nowell and Jackson 1996, Driscoll and Nowell 2010).
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.
Dr Khalid Al Rasbi, a wildlife expert at the breeding centre, said the cat (Felis Silvestris) lives in mountainous areas of Oman.
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.
To look for genetic variants associated with domestication, the researchers examined DNA from 22 cats from six domestic breeds (Felis silvestris catus), two European wildcats (F.