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Re: CAT PHYLOGENY



Matthew Troutman wrote:
> 
> Anybody have a refs for papers on cat phylogeny and indentification?
> I'm terrible with cats (small and big ones) and I must say that I'm not
> proud of that.  Thanks for your help.

HOW terrible are you?

Here is a simplified cladogram whith the most important genera:

|-Feloidea.
  |-Felidae.
    |?Acinonychinae.
    |  |-Acinonyx.
    |
    |-Felinae.
      |-Felis.
      |-About 10 other genera.
        |
        |-Lynchini.
          |-Lynx.
          |-Leopardus.
          |-Puma.
          |-Caracal.
            |
            |-"Big cats".
              |-Neofelis.
              |-Unica.
              |-Panthera.
              |-Pardofelis.

Hope this helps.

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