Caracal Gray 1843 (cat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Parent taxon: Felinae according to W. E. Johnson et al. 2006

See also Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser 2017 and Werdelin and Peigne 2010

Sister taxa: Acinonyx, Catopuma, Felini, Felis, Herpailurus, Leopardus, Leptailurus, Lynx, Miracinonyx, Neofelis, Otocolobus, Panthera, Pardofelis, Pratifelis, Prionailurus, Pristifelis, Puma, Sivapanthera, Styriofelis

Subtaxa: Caracal aurata Caracal caracal Caracal serval

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (1 collection), Kenya (5), South Africa (19), Swaziland (1), Tanzania (2), Turkey (2), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), South Africa (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (2)

Total: 36 collections including 42 occurrences

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