What is the taxonomy of the cat?


Cats are classified as chordate animals of the class Mammalia. They belong to the mammalian order Carnivora, along with dogs, hyenas, bears, weasels, civets and seals.

Cats have been labeled "Felis domesticus" and "Felis catus domesticus," but both classifications place them firmly in the Felidae family. This places them alongside the big cats, even though they are much smaller and less fierce. Linnaeus, the first man to classify species formally, named them "Felis catus." Some scientists consider them a subspecies of Felis catus and apply the subspecies label "domesticus" to the domestic cat. Some suspect that the European forest cat, Felis sylvestris, may simply be a wild form.

Q&A Related to "What is the taxonomy of the cat?"
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family:
Go to Wikipedia and look each of them up. On the right hand side each has all of that information.
AN approximation of the taxonomy name for Intelligent Cat would be Felis callidus.
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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felis Species: Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus
Domestic cats, no matter their breed, are all members of one species. Felis catus has had a very long relationship with humans. Ancient Egyptians may have first domesticated cats as early as 4,000 years ago
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