Chinese mountain cat

species of mammal

The Chinese Mountain cat (Felis bieti), also known as the Chinese Desert cat, is a small wild cat of western China. It is a little-known member of the genus Felis, the common cats.

Chinese mountain cat[1]
Chinese Mountain Cat (Felis Bieti) in XiNing Wild Zoo.jpg
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F. bieti
Binomial name
Felis bieti
Felis bieti map.svg
Distribution of the Chinese mountain cat (in green)

Some authorities regard the chutchta and vellerosa subspecies of the Wildcat as Chinese Mountain cat subspecies.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 534. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)