Taxon profile


Felis silvestris Schreber, 1777

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Felidae - cats »  genus Felis - small cats

Scientific synonyms

Catus catus
Catus ferox Martorelli, 1896
Felis catus ferus Erxleben, 1777

Other names

= Cat

Least Concern


juvenile animal


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Intertaxon relationships

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Included taxa

Number of records: 10

subspecies Felis silvestris bieti Milne-Edwards, 1892 - Chinese Desert Cat
subspecies Felis silvestris cafra Desmarest, 1822

Felis silvestris cafra

subspecies Felis silvestris caudata Gray, 1874 - Caspian steppe-wildcat
subspecies Felis silvestris chutuchta Birula, 1916
subspecies Felis silvestris lybica Forster, 1780 - African Wildcat

Felis silvestris lybica - African Wildcat

subspecies Felis silvestris ornata Gray, 1830
subspecies Felis silvestris shawiana Blanford, 1876 - Yarkand spotted wildcat
subspecies Felis silvestris silvestris Schreber, 1777 - European Wildcat

Felis silvestris silvestris - European Wildcat

subspecies Felis silvestris vellerosa Pocock, 1943 - Ordos Cat
form Felis silvestris f. catus Linnaeus, 1758 - Domestic Cat

Felis silvestris f. catus - Domestic Cat

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305360]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Felis silvestris Schreber, 1775]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Felis silvestris Schreber, 1777]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [141:wildkatze-felis-silvestris&Itemid=247]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Felis silvestris Schreber, 1775]

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