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Felis Linnaeus, 1758
Felis Linnaeus, 1758; Syst. Nat. (10)1: 41, TS: Felis catus Linnaeus

fiFelis silvestris Schreber, 1777
CEU, SEU - Asia Minor - N.India - W.China, Africa. See [About maps] Villikotikissa Kissa Wild Cat

Probable ancestor of dometic cat, Felis catus

Europe (mainland), Scotland euxina; (Rumania)
ferox
ferus
grampia; (Scotland)
morea; (Greece)
molisana; (Italy)
tartessia; (SW.Spain)
F. s. jordansi Schwarz, 1930
Majorca, Balearic Islands?
F. s. reyi Lavauden, 1929
Corsica
F. s. cretensis Haltenorth, 1953
Crete Felis silvestris cretensis Haltenorth, 1953; , TL: Kanea, Crete
F. s. caucasica Satunin, 1905
Caucasus, Asia Minor trapezia
F. s. tristrami Pocock, 1944
Palestine syriaca Tristram
maniculata Yerbury & Thomas; (Aden)
F. s. iraki Cheesman, 1921
Kuwait, Iraq
F. s. gordoni Harrison, 1968
Oman, Arabia Felis silvestris gordoni Harrison, 1968; The mammals of Arabia, 2:, TL: Wadi Suwera, 6 miles west of Sohar, Batinah coast of Oman
F. s. caudata Gray, 1874
Turkestan silvestris caudata Gray, 1874; , TL: Ferghana
griseoflava
issikulensis
kozlovi; (E. Tien Shan)
longipilis Zukovsky
maimanah; (Afghanistan)
?matschiei; (SE. of Caspian Sea)
murgabensis
schnitnikovi
F. s. ornata Gray, 1832
Iraq?, Iran - India ?nesterovi; (S.Iraq)
servalina
torquata
F. s. chutuchta Birula, 1917
S.Mongolia
F. s. vellerosa Pocock, 1943
Borders of Ordos, NE.Shensi
F. s. libyca Forster, 1780
N.Africa, ?Sardinia, Sicily silvestris libyca Forster, 1780; , TL: Tunis
lybiensis
?bubastis; (sacred cat of ancient Egypt)
cyrenarum; (Libya)
mauritana; (Morocco)
mediterranea
?sarda; (Sardinia)
torquata
F. s. ocreata Gmelin, 1791
Ethiopia
F. s. cafra Desmarest, 1822
S.Africa

Felis catus Linneus
Domestic Cat

Felis bieti Milne-Edwards, 1892
Szechuan - S.Mongolia. See [About maps] Chinese Desert Cat
Felis bieti Milne-Edwards, 1892; , TL: Vicinity of Tongola and Tatsienlu, Szechuan, China
pallida; (Kansu)
subpallida

Possibly should be included into F. silvestris.


Felis chaus Güldenstaedt, 1776
Egypt - Iraq - Volga delta, Aral Sea, Chinese Turkestan, India - Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka. See [About maps] Jungle Cat
typica
affinis; (N. India)
catolonyx
chrysomleanotis
erythrotus
fulvidina
furax; (Palestine)
jacquemontii
kelaarti; (Sri Lanka)
kutas; (Bengali)
nilotica; (Egypt)
prateri; (Sind)
rüppelii Brandt
F. c. oxiana Heptner, 1969
Felis chaus oxiana Heptner, 1969; , TL: Tigrovoya Balka Reserve, lower Vakhsh R. (tributary of Amu Darya), Russian Turkestan

Felis margarita Loche, 1858
Morocco, Senegal, Algeria, Niger, Sinai, Arabia, N.Iran, Turkestan, Baluchistan. See [About maps] Sand Cat
Felis margarita Loche, 1858; , TL: Near Negonça, Algeria
African part of the range marginata
marguerittei
meinertzhageni
Felis margarita airensis Pocock, 1938; , TL: In-Abbangarit, west of Air, Niger
F. m. thinobia (Ognev, 1926)
Turkestan
F. m. scheffeli Hemmer, 1974
Pakistan Felis margarita scheffeli Hemmer, 1974; Senckenberg. biol. 55:, TL: Nushki Desert, Pakistan
F. m. harrisoni Hemmer, Grubb & Groves, 1976
Oman Felis margarita harrisoni Hemmer, Grubb & Groves, 1976; Säugetierk. 41:, TL: Northern edge of Umm as Samin, Oman, 21°55'N, 55°50'E


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Some related literature:
Hemmer, 1974
Felis margarita scheffeli, eine neue Sandkatzen-Unterart aus der Nushki-Wuste, Pakistan Senckenberg. biol. 55: 29-34
Hemmer, Grubb & Groves, 1976
Noes on the sand cat, Felis margarita Säugetierk. 41: 286-303


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