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Post by canalon » Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:58 pm

Is it a feline (cat family)?
Is it a cat (the proud animal who sometimes pretend to be domestic)?
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Post by alextemplet » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:03 pm

Yes, it's a cat! Felix catus! See, I told you that would be easy! Okay, you're turn now, oh great and powerful master of the felines!
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Post by mith » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:31 pm

I'm not familiar with the felix catus ;)
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Post by canalon » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:13 pm

mithrilhack wrote:I'm not familiar with the felix catus ;)

Me neither, but I just checked in the wikipedia, its a Felix sylvestris subsp. catus so Alex is correct. i was expecting something like omesticus, but it would have been wrong.

So now you can start your question. No hint to start with :twisted:
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Post by alextemplet » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:34 pm

Is it free living?

My book said Felix catus, but it's an old source, it also has the pre-1980s Canis familiaris for dogs, whereas now it's Canis lupus familiaris, so I'm not surprised. My bad.
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Post by canalon » Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:07 pm

Free Living, yes.

As for the cat, it's eukaryotic anyway, so who cares?
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Post by Mjhavok » Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:38 pm

Felis silvestris catus

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Felidae

Genus: Felis

Species: F. silvestris

Subspecies: F. s. catus
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Post by alextemplet » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:44 pm

Is it an animal?
Is it a plant?
Is it a protist?
Is it a bacteria?
Is it a virus?
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Post by canalon » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:46 am

No, No, No, Yes, No.

Here is a good start...
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Post by February Beetle » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:01 am

Does it live mainly in the soil?
Does it live in water?
Does it live inside another organism at all times?
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Post by canalon » Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:01 am

No.
Can be found in water.
No (not at all times).
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Post by Dr.Stein » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:16 pm

Gram + ?
Gram - ?

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