Wildcat

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Wildcat[1]
Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia), Breetish Wildlife Centre, Surrey
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Felis
Species: F. silvestris
Binomial name
Felis silvestris
Schreber, 1777
subspecies

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Distribution o five subspecies o Felis silvestris recognised bi a 2007 DNA study.[3]

The wildcat (Felis silvestris), aften soondit wullcat or e'en wullkie, eats wee mammals, birds, an ither craiturs o a seemilar bouk. Its is sib tae the hoose cat Felis silvestris catus.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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. 536–537. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. Driscoll, C., Nowell, K. (2010). "Felis silvestris". IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naiture. 
  3. Driscoll, C. A., Menotti-Raymond, M., Roca, A. L. Hupe, K., Johnson, W. E., Geffen, E., Harley, E. H., Delibes, M., Pontier, D., Kitchener, A. C., Yamaguchi, N., O’Brien, S. J., Macdonald, D. W. (2007). "The Near Eastern Origin of Cat Domestication". Science 317 (5837): 519–523. doi:10.1126/science.1139518. PMID 17600185.