Felis obscura Hendey 1974 (cat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Full reference: Q. B. Hendey. 1974. The Late Cenozoic Carnivora of the South-Western Cape Province. Annals of the South African Museum 63:1-369

Belongs to Felis according to Q. B. Hendey 1974

Sister taxa: Felis antediluviana, Felis aphanista, Felis bieti, Felis borealis, Felis catus, Felis chaus, Felis domesticus, Felis gombaszoegensis, Felis lunensis, Felis lybica, Felis margarita, Felis maxima, Felis nigripes, Felis ocreata, Felis pardoides, Felis platensis, Felis prisca, Felis proplatensis, Felis propuma, Felis pumoides, Felis rexroadensis, Felis silvestris, Felis toscana, Felis youngi

Type specimen: L 10100, a maxilla (L maxillary fragment). Its type locality is Langebaanweg 'E' Quarry, which is in a Pliocene cave sandstone in the Varswater Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of South Africa (2 collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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