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Felidae

Cats

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Containing group: Carnivora

Other Names for Felidae

References

Alexandre, J. and F. Diniz. 2004. Phylogenetic autocorrelation analysis of extinction risks and the loss of evolutionary history in Felidae (Carnivora : Mammalia). Evolutionary Ecology 18(3):273-282.

Cameron-Beaumont, C., S. E. Lowe, and J. W. S. Bradshaw. 2002. Evidence suggesting preadaptation to domestication throughout the small Felidae. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 75(3):361366.

Christiansen, P. 2007. Canine morphology in the larger Felidae: implications for feeding ecology. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91(4)573592.

Day, L. M. and B. C. Jayne. 2007. Interspecific scaling of the morphology and posture of the limbs during the locomotion of cats (Felidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 210:642-654.

Eizirik E, Yuhki N, Johnson W, Menotti-Raymond M, Hannah SS, O'Brien SJ. 2003. Molecular genetics and evolution of melanism in the cat family (Mamalia Felidae). Cur. Biol. 13:44853.

Hunter, L. 2005. Cats of Africa: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Johnson, W. E., E. Eizirik, J. Pecon-Slattery, W. J. Murphy, A. Antunes, E. Teeling, and S. J. O'Brien. 2006. The Late Miocene radiation of modern Felidae: A genetic assessment. Science 311(5757):73-77.

King, V., P. N. Goodfellow, A. J. P. Wilkerson, W. E. Johnson, S. J. O'Brien, and J. Pecon-Slattery. 2007. Evolution of the male-determining gene SRY within the cat family Felidae. Genetics 175:1855-1867.

Kitchener, A. 1991. The Natural History of the Wild Cats. Comstock Associates, Ithaca, NY.

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Sunquist, M. and F. Sunquist. 2002. Wild Cats of the World. Chicago: Univ. Chicago Press.

Turner, A. 1997. The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives: an Illustrated Guide to their Evolution and Natural History. Columbia University Press, New York.

Wozencraft, W. 2005. Order Carnivora. Pages 532-628 Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. 3rd ed. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder, eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Yu, L. and Y. P. Zhang. 2005. Phylogenetic studies of pantherine cats (Felidae) based on multiple genes, with novel application of nuclear beta-fibrinogen intron 7 to carnivores. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 35(2):483-495.

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Scientific Name Felis silvestris cafra
Location near Mata Mata in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Tomasina
Source Collection Flickr
Copyright © 2006 Callie de Wet
Scientific Name Panthera leo
Location Masai Mara, Kenya
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Male
Source Post Card from Africa
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2006 Vearl Brown
Scientific Name Lynx rufus
Location captive, North Carolina Zoo
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Bobcat
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2007 Valerie
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