Felidae

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Felids[1]
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Tiger (Panthera tigris)
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
G. Fischer de Waldheim, 1817
Subfaimilies

Felinae
Pantherinae
Machairodontinae
Proailurinae[2]

Felidae is the biological faimily o the cats; a member o this faimily is cried a felid. The maist faimiliar felid is the domestic cat, which first acame associatit wi humans aboot 10,000 years ago; but the faimily includes aw ither wild cats, includin the big cats.

Extant felids alang tae ane o twa subfaimilies: Pantherinae (which includes the tiger, the lion, the jaguar, an the leopard), an Felinae (which includes the cougar, the cheetah, the lynxes, the ocelot, an the domestic cat).

Felids are the strictest carnivores o the 13 terrestrial faimilies in the order Carnivora, altho the three faimilies o marine mammals comprisin the superfaimily Pinnipedia are as carnivorous as the felids.

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  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–548. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. McKenna, Malcolm C.; Susan K. Bell (2000-02-15). Classification of Mammals. Columbia University Press. p. 631. ISBN 978-0-231-11013-6. 

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