Seminar on the Biology and Conservation of the Wildcat Felis Silvestris Seminar on the Biology and Conservation of the Wildcat Felis Silvestris

Schutz und Hege der Wildkatze ( Felis silvestris Schreber ) . in " Buch der Hege . Band I. Haarwild . ... Multivariate analysis of craniometric characters in European wild cat , domestic cat and African wild cat ( genus Felis ) .

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287122369


Page: 123

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Wild Cats of the WorldWild Cats of the World

Le chat forestier d'Europe (Felis silvestris, Schreber 1777): Exploitation des ressources et organisation spatiale. Ph.D. dissertation, Universit√© Nancy, France. 24. Kozen√°, I. 1990. Contribution to the food of wildcats (Felis ...

Author: Mel Sunquist

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226518237


Page: 462

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Did you know that European royalty once used cheetahs to hunt deer, or that caracals can capture birds by leaping six and a half feet straight up into the air from a standing start? Have you ever wondered whether domestic cats really do land on their feet when they fall, or how Canada lynx can stalk their prey in the winter without falling through the deep snow? Wild Cats of the World is a treasure trove of answers to questions like these, and many others, for anyone who's interested in learning more about the world's felids, including the ones with whom we share our homes. Mel and Fiona Sunquist have spent more than a decade gathering information about cats from every available source, many of them quite difficult to find, including scientific papers, descriptions of hunts, archeological findings, observations by naturalists and travelers, reports from government agencies, and newsletters from a wide variety of organizations. Weaving information from these sources together with their own experiences observing wild cats around the world, the Sunquists have created the most comprehensive reference on felids available. Each of their accounts of the 36 species of cat contains a description of the cat, including human interactions with it, as well as detailed data on its distribution, ecology and behavior, status in the wild, and efforts to conserve it. Numerous photographs, including more than 40 in full color, illustrate these accounts. Ranging from the two-pound black-footed cat to the five-hundred-pound tiger, and from the African serval with its satellite-dish ears to the web-footed fishing cat of Asia, Wild Cats of the World will fascinate and educate felid fans of any stripe (or spot).

The Wild Cat of EuropeThe Wild Cat of Europe

Author: Hamilton Edward 1812-1870

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 129099224X


Page: 140

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Wild Cat BookThe Wild Cat Book

The European wildcat looks very much like a large domestic tabby cat. A long, thick coat, broad head, and comparatively flat face make them look larger, but they typically weigh only 6 to 13 pounds (3 to 6 kg), about the same as the ...

Author: Fiona Sunquist

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226780269


Page: 268

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Presents information about the physical features, behavior, habitats, and geographical distribution of wild and feral cats throughout the world, and the dangers they face from humans and changes to their environment.


As will be described in detail in the next chapter , the domestic cat is descended from the wild cat of the Egypto - Palestinian region . ... In Europe there is a widely distributed close relative , the European wild cat ( Fig .

Author: H. Hemmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521341787


Page: 208

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A study showing the importance of domestic animals to the development of human civilisation.

Field Guide to Carnivores of the World 2nd editionField Guide to Carnivores of the World 2nd edition

The domestic cat first arose from the African Wildcat in the Fertile Crescent more than 9,000 years ago, with later genetic contributions in Egypt, and possibly also from the European Wildcat in SE Europe. Domestic cats hybridise with ...

Author: Luke Hunter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472982674


Page: 256

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Ranging from the largest terrestrial carnivore, the Polar Bear, to the tiny Least Weasel that can squeeze through a wedding ring, the true carnivores include some of the world's most charismatic, admired, feared and spectacular creatures. This new edition of Luke Hunter's comprehensive guide profiles all of the world's terrestrial carnivore species. Thoroughly updated throughout and covering recently described species, a detailed account describes each species' key identification characteristics, distribution and habitat, behaviour, feeding ecology, social patterns, life history statistics, conservation and the latest on classification. The new edition also includes accurate distribution maps for each species. Colour plates by top wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett depict each species, with subspecies, colour variations and behavioural vignettes for many. There are also detailed line drawings of more than 230 skulls and 110 footprints.

Pleistocene Mammals of EuropePleistocene Mammals of Europe

The wild cat today has a very wide geographic range and inhabits most of Africa down to the Cape , large parts of Europe ( although exterminated in many areas ) and a great tract of Asia to Turkestan and India .

Author: Bjorn Kurten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351499484


Page: 326

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This book provides a comprehensive treatment of all the Pleistocene species in Europe, classified according to modern taxonomic principles. For each species there is a description of its descent and migration history, its range, and its mode of life. The first version of this book was a semipopular paperback in the Swedish Aldus series.

Cats Most WantedCats Most Wanted

Although hunting is not as prevalent as it was in prior centuries, it is still a factor in reducing the numbers of wildcats. More significantly, human population growth and the outward spread of cities and suburbs throughout Europe have ...

Author: Alexandra Powe Allred

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574888584


Page: 338

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Curiosity killed the cat. Satisfaction brought it back!

The Character of CatsThe Character of Cats

According to genetic analysis, the African wildcat achieved its definitive split from the European population only about twenty thousand years ago, just as the Ice Age was ending. And according to the theory of dispersal and neoteny, ...

Author: Stephen Budiansky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474603218


Page: 224

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Unlike every other domestic animal, the cat evolved as a solitary animal, not a group-dweller. A cat in a household is almost literally a fish out of water. That cats can nonetheless get along with people and (sometimes) other cats when forced to, is testimony to a remarkable adaptability. But it also makes for an extraordinary range of behaviours. Cats have for years been the subjects of intensive research in the fields of developmental psychology, learning, emotions, brain chemistry, and perception. THE CHARACTER OF CATS is the first popular book to bring this knowledge to bear on the behaviour and nature of cats. Budiansky enables us to see that many of the things that puzzle and at times baffle or even infuriate cat owners have a rational - though often very surprising - explanation in science.