Family Felidae Gray 1821 (cat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Feloidea according to A. Hassanin et al. 2021

See also Antón et al. 2013, Bonaparte 1850, Carroll 1988, Cope 1875, Cope 1889, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Flynn and Galiano 1982, Gray 1821, Gray 1825, Hay 1902, Hunt 1989, Hunt 1998, Kurten 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lambe 1908, Leidy 1873, Mazak et al. 2011, Mivart 1882, Morlo 1996, Nowak 1991, Sach and Heizmann 2001, Salesa et al. 2010, Savage 1965, Tseng et al. 2013 and Wilson and Reeder 2005

Sister taxa: Prionodontidae, Stenogale, Viretictis

Subtaxa: Aeluropsis Catolynx Cynaelurus Cynailurus Diamantofelis Drepanodon Epimachairodus Felinae Hyperailurictis Jansofelis Katifelis Machaerodus Machairodontinae Mellivorodon Namafelis Pantherinae Plethaelurus Proailurus Profelis Propontosmilus Pseudaelurus Sivaelurus Sivafelis Sivasmilus Uncia Vinayakia Viretailurus Vishnufelis

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Algeria (2 collections), Argentina (25), Austria (1), Belgium (1), Bolivia (6), Brazil (29), Bulgaria (1), Canada (9: Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Yukon ), Chile (11), China (23), the Congo-Kinshasa (3), Croatia (1), the Czech Republic (1), Ecuador (5), Egypt (3), El Salvador (2), Ethiopia (9), France (38), Georgia (6), Germany (14), Gibraltar (1), Greece (27), Guatemala (1), Honduras (1), Hungary (7), India (1), Indonesia (6), Israel (4), Italy (44), Japan (2), Kazakhstan (2), Kenya (21), Libya (2), Madagascar (2), Mexico (10), Monaco (3), Mongolia (1), Morocco (8), the Netherlands (6), Niger (1), North Atlantic (1), Pakistan (2), Panama (1), Peru (10), Portugal (3), Romania (5), the Russian Federation (9), Saudi Arabia (1), South Africa (53), Spain (23), Sudan (7), Swaziland (1), Syria (1), Taiwan (2), Tajikistan (1), Tanzania (9), Thailand (1), Turkey (4), the United Kingdom (10), United States (199: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming), Uruguay (9), Venezuela (3), Zambia (2)

• Blancan of Mexico (5), United States (97: Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Bulgaria (1), China (1), Ethiopia (2), France (3), Greece (3), Hungary (3), Italy (3), Kenya (6), South Africa (6), Spain (1), Turkey (1), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of Argentina (3), Chad (1), China (4), Egypt (2), Ethiopia (9), France (3), Georgia (2), Greece (6), Hungary (8), India (1), Italy (2), Kazakhstan (3), Kenya (9), Libya (2), Moldova (4), Morocco (2), Poland (1), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (7), Senegal (1), Slovakia (1), South Africa (8), Spain (4), Tajikistan (2), Tanzania (22), Turkey (1), Ukraine (2), United States (3: California, Idaho, North Carolina)

• MN 13 of Moldova (1)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (10), United States (67: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas)

• Baodean of China (1)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), China (3), Ethiopia (2), Greece (1), Kenya (4), Kyrgyzstan (1), South Africa (6), Tanzania (3), Turkey (1), Uganda (3), United States (1: Oklahoma)

• Neogene of Taiwan (2), Ukraine (2)

• Miocene of Afghanistan (1), Austria (1), Bulgaria (4), Canada (1: Saskatchewan), Chad (2), China (20), the Czech Republic (1), Ethiopia (1), France (17), Germany (6), Greece (15), India (1), Iraq (1), Italy (5), Kazakhstan (1), Kenya (12), Kyrgyzstan (1), Libya (1), Macedonia (1), Mexico (1), Moldova (5), Mongolia (1), Morocco (1), Namibia (1), Pakistan (1), Poland (2), Portugal (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovakia (2), Spain (20), Switzerland (1), Tajikistan (2), Tunisia (1), Turkey (6), Ukraine (5), United States (77: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (1: Montana)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Kazakhstan (1)

• Oligocene of France (1), Kazakhstan (1), Mongolia (1), United States (1: South Dakota)

Total: 1286 collections including 2000 occurrences

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