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(Science: zoology) a genus of carnivorous mammals, including the domestic cat, the lion, tiger, panther, and similar animals.

Origin: L, cat.

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ICZN Naming Rules Help

... first one): http://img232.imageshack.us/i/iczn1.png The example on the ICZN website states that: The lion was originally described by Linnaeus as Felis leo but over time knowledge of the cat family developed and the genus Felis was split up; the lion was placed the new genus Panthera and so the ...

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by goodyearkl
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: ICZN Naming Rules Help
Replies: 0
Views: 1542

Biological taxonomy - question about genus

A specific question is - can members of different genus have offspring? For example, family Felidae has 14 genus, including Felis (housecat) and Panthera (lion, tiger, jaguar, leopard). Obviously Felis and Panthera cannot mate, but is there something that prevents cats of similar size ...

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by gs99
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biological taxonomy - question about genus
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Views: 1295

Biology Hangman Game

is it felis silvestris catus? YES! :D I'm next I think. **** <space> ********

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by mcar
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biology Hangman Game
Replies: 582
Views: 206985

Animal Name Game!

Naah. It coudnt be Puma ( Felis concolor ). It would be to easy. Right? :)

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by Beetle
Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
Replies: 312
Views: 160555

nervous system development

... happening due to changing env. Brain size :?: Then tell me why reptiles like "monitor lizard" have much bigger brain than cat ( Felis domesticus ) :wink:

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by sachin
Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: nervous system development
Replies: 3
Views: 2272
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