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Felis silvestris Schreber 1777 (wildcat)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Felidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 224042

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 lybica, 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 toscana, Felis youngi

Subtaxa: Felis silvestris lybica, Felis silvestris tartessia

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 122.9, humerus length 106.6, radius length 114.0, scapula 84.0 x 45.5, skull 92.3 x 74.0, tibia length 126.8, ulna length 99.7

Estimated body mass: 5.71 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length