Felis lybica Forster 1780 (African wildcat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Belongs to Felis according to W. E. Johnson et al. 2006

See also Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser 2017

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

Ecology: scansorial carnivore


• Quaternary of Egypt (3 collections), Kenya (2), Libya (1), South Africa (22), Tanzania (1), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 31 collections each including a single occurrence

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