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The domestic cat (Latin: Felis catus) or the feral cat (Latin: Felis silvestris catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal. They are often called house cats ...

Domestic Cats, Domestic Cat Pictures, Domestic Cat Facts ...


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 ...

Are Cats Domesticated? - The New Yorker


Oct 23, 2015 ... Ferris Jabr writes that recent genetic and archeological studies suggest that house cats are wilder than we think.

Ask Smithsonian: Are Cats Domesticated? | At the Smithsonian ...


Apr 30, 2015 ... There is little genetic difference between a tabby and a wild cat, so scientists think the house cat is only domestic when it wants to be.

Will Purr for Treats: How Cats Became Domesticated - Live Science


Nov 10, 2014 ... A team has found the genetic changes leading to the domestication of the cat, some of which are associated with reward seeking and fear ...

History of Domestic Cats - Archaeology - About.com


The modern day cat was permanently domesticated about 4000 years ago, in Egypt; but archaeologists say it may have been closer to 10000 years ago.

domestic cat | mammal | Britannica.com


Dec 23, 2015 ... Felis catus domesticated member of the family Felidae, order Carnivora, and the smallest member of that family. Like all felids, domestic cats ...

Semi-domesticated? House cats not far removed from wild, genome ...


Nov 14, 2014 ... It may not surprise the average cat owner, but a team of researchers has discovered that the genome of domestic mousers differs only slightly ...

Domestic Housecat | Cats 101 | Animal Planet


Jul 24, 2014 ... They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. 21 per-cent of Americans have a domestic housecat.

The Evolution of House Cats - Scientific American


Genetic and archaeological findings hint that wildcats became house cats earlier- -and in a different place--than previously thought.

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Species: Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus
Cats, in various forms and sizes, occur naturally world-wide except Australasia and oceanic islands. The house cat, Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus, was domesticated in the eastern Mediterranean c. 3000 years ago.
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Domestic Cat and Kitten Facts, cat photos, cat news, cat videos ...


Sep 8, 2015 ... There are more than 30 different breeds of domestic cat and it is believed that all originated from the African Wildcat. Domestication is thought ...

How Cats Became Domesticated | IFLScience


Nov 11, 2014 ... Researchers comparing the genomes of domestic cats with that of wild felines reveal the genetic underpinnings of domestication. It appears ...

Are Cats Truly Domesticated? - Slate


Jul 5, 2015 ... “There's no difference between a domesticated cat and a domesticated anything else,” says Greger Larson, an evolutionary biologist at the ...