ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Felis lybica Forster 1780 (African wildcat)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Felidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 224043

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

Sister taxa: Felis antediluviana, Felis aphanista, Felis bieti, Felis borealis, Felis catus, Felis chaus, Felis domesticus, Felis gombaszoegensis, Felis lunensis, Felis margarita, Felis maximus, 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 insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 117.7, humerus length 102.0, radius length 92.0, skull length 100.3, tibia length 118.7, ulna length 115.9

Estimated body mass: 5.66 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length