10 Felinos selvagens mais raros do Mundo

10 Rarer wild Felines of the World

1. Andean Mountain Cat
Andean Mountain Cat (Leopardus jacobita) is a small wild cat. This species is one of the two felids are no longer sub species. Today less than 2500 are thought to exist.
Andean Mountain Cat
Andean Mountain Cat Physical characteristics:
Andean Mountain Cat appearance is similar to a small cat from the Snow Leopard, who lived at an altitude of about 3.500 to 4.800 m. Meanwhile a large body size of domestic cats, but little seems bigger because of the long tail and thick fur. Like the snow leopard, the color of their hair silvery gray color, and a white bottom and lots of black spots and stripes. There is a black ring around the tail and limbs.
Body length ranges from 57-64 cm, tail length 41-48 cm, shoulder height of about 36 cm and weight 5.5 pounds.

2. Lynx Cat
Lynx cat is one of 17 species a medium-sized wild cats.
Lynx Cat
Lynx Physical characteristics:
Lynx have short tails, and usually with a pinch of black feathers on the tips of his ears. They have circles under his neck which has black stripes (not so visible) and looks like a bow tie. They have large claws with a thick layer to run on snow and long whiskers on his face. Body color varies from light brown to gray, and usually marked with dark brown spots, especially on all fours. They weight about 15 kg to about 30 kg. Eurasian lynx is greater than the other species. Iberian lynx is much smaller than the other species.

3. Branch Cat / Kucing Dahan
This Branch Cat / Kucing Dahan spreading area is Southeast Asia, in the lowland forest and mountains in the People’s Republic of China, Indochina, Malay Peninsula, India, Borneo and Sumatra. The species is already extinct in the wild in the Republic of China.
Branch Cat
Branch Cat / Dahan Cat Physical characteristics:
Cat limb or the scientific name Neofelis nebulosa is a kind of cat-sized, with a body length reaches 95 cm. This species generally has a brownish-gray fur with images such as clouds and black spots on his body. Black spots on his head are smaller and have white spots behind the ears. Cats branches have short legs with large feet and long tail with black spots and lines. Similar female clouded leopard.

4. Pallas’s Cat
Pallas’s Cat (Felis manul Otocolobus or manul), also known as Manul, is a small wild cat of Central Asia. It is named after the naturalist Peter Simon Pallas, who first described the species in 1776.
Pallas Cat is the oldest cat species from clade of felids Felis genus that includes modern. This cat, along with Cat Martelli an extinct, is probably one of the two first modern cats have evolved from Pseudaelurus about 12 million years ago. 
Pallas Cat
Pallas’s Cat Physical characteristics:
This cat has the physical features that distinguish it from other cats. For example, the eyes slightly more rounded than the small cat, which proportionally shorter legs than other cats, the ear is very low and wide, and has a tremendous claws short. The face is more flat compared to other cats. Short jaws have fewer teeth than other types.
Because of the relatively flat face, many think that the Pallas Cat was the ancestor of the Persian cat, although this is now the state is not true.

5. Margay Tiger Cat
The Margay (Leopardus wiedii) is the original cat from central areas to the south American continent. Named in honor of Prince Margay because of Wied-Neuwied Maximilian, this cat is a solitary and nocturnal animal that prefers remote sections of the rainforest. Although it was once believed to be vulnerable to extinction, the IUCN is now registering a cat as “Almost threatened”. Cats are scattered in the rainforest from Mexico to Argentina.
Margay Tiger Cat
Margay Tiger Cat Physical characteristics:
Margay cat is very similar to OCELOT larger in appearance, although slightly shorter head, large eyes, and a longer tail and legs. It weighs 2.6 to 4 kilograms (5.7 to 8.8 lb), with a body length of 48-79 cm (19-31 inches), and tail length of 33-51 cm.
Margay cat fur is brown, and marked with rows of various roses, dark brown or black longitudinal stripes. The down side is pale, ranging from white, and tail are dark with black spots. The back of the ears black with a white circle in the middle.

6. Fishing Cat
Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) is a separate medium-sized cat globally from eastern Pakistan through India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and throughout Mainland Southeast Asia to the Sumatra and Java. Like the closest cousin Leopard Cat, Fishing Cat lives along rivers, swamps and mangrove areas. This Fishing Cat are very adaptable to their habitat, has a great swimming ability and skill.
Fishing Cat
Fishing Cat Physical characteristics:
Fishing Cat has a coat of olive-gray with irregular black spots in horizontal streaks scattered throughout the body. The lower body is white, and the back of the ears black with white spots centrally.There are a pair of dark lines around the throat, and a number of black rings on the tail.
Fishing Cat has the physical characteristics slightly stocky, muscular and has short legs and short tails from one half to one-third the length of other cats. An elongated face with a flat nose memangjang behind her ear. Webbed toes, with claws that can not fully pull into a holster on their feet.

7. Sand Cat
Sand Cat (Felis margarita), also known as “sand dune cat”, is a small wild cat that spread from the deserts of Africa and Asia. Sand Cat who live in dry areas and dry heat such as the Sahara, Arabian desert, and deserts of Iran and Pakistan.
Victor Loche is the first European to describe the Sand Cat (1858). He named the species Felis margarita like the name of Jean Auguste Margueritte, leader of the expedition when he discovered the beast. 

Sand Cat
Sand Cat Physical characteristics:
Sand Cat is a relatively small cat stocky with short legs, long tail, and large, pointy ears. They range from 39-57 centimeters in length, plus a tail length of 23-31 centimeters, and weighing 1.4 to 3.4 kilograms. Head slightly flattened their ears and horizontally, or even a few drops down to help in the hunt.
Coat color is a little pale and yellow like the color of desert sand on most of the body, with a pale line that is sometimes hard to spot, and white lines on the chin down. Generally the line is more visible in the African subspecies. There is a circle like a black band in the legs and tail, and stripes along the cheeks rosy from the outside corner of the eye. In winter, their fur can be very thick, with hair reaching up to 2 inches (5.1 centimeters) in length.Eyes large, greenish yellow, while the black nose.

8. African Golden Cat
African Golden Cat (Profelis aurata) is a medium-sized wild cats that spread from the rain forest in West Africa to Central.This cat has a panjangsekitar 80 centimeters, and has a tail with a length of about 30 centimeters. This cat is a close relative of Caracal and serval, but the classification is as the only member of the genus Profelis.
african golden cat 
African Golden Cat Physical characteristics:
African Golden Cat has fur color varies, typically ranging from cinnamon or reddish brown to gray, although there is also a melanistic form. They have colors ranging from brown spots to fade to a dark black color, or not visible at all. The bottom of their starting area around the eyes, cheeks, chin and throat are generally more subtle in color and may be almost white. Their tail is darker above and may be very dark or plain, although it always ends with a black tip. Those cats from the west and tend to have darker spots than in the eastern region. This cat has two transparent colors, red and gray, which was once considered a variation to indicate a separate species, rather than variations of the same species.
African Golden Cat has a size of about twice the size of domestic cats. their rounded heads are very small compared to their body size. They are a stocky cat, long legs, relatively short tail and big claws. Body length usually varies in the range of 62-101 cm. Tail length ranges from 16-35 centimeters, and a shoulder height of about 38-55 centimeters. These catsweighing up to 8 to 16 pounds, with males larger than females.

9. Caracal Cat
The Caracal (Caracal, pronounced / kær?kæl /) is a medium-sized cats that spread from West Asia to Africa. Caracal name comes from the Turkish word “karakulak”, meaning “black ear”.Although traditionally have alternative names Persian Lynx, Lynx Lynx Egypt and Africa, is no longer considered a true lynx.Instead, it is now believed to be closely related to African gold and serval cats. Caracal is classified as a small cat, but it is the heaviest of all small cats, as well as the fastest, which is almost as fast as serval cat species.
Caracal Cat
Caracal Cat Physical characteristics:
Physical Caracal is a slender, yet muscular, with long legs and short tails. Types of males typically weigh 13 to 18 pounds, while females weigh about 11 kilograms mimiliki. Caracal resembles a Eurasian Lynx, and for a long time considered to be close relatives of lynxes. He has a long tail of nearly a third of his body, and both sexes look the same. Caracal has a length of about 65-90 centimeters, with a long tail about 30 centimeters. Compared with lynxes, she has long legs, short hair, and slimmer appearance.
Coat color varies from wine-red, gray, or sand color melanistic (black). Caracal young to have reddish spots on the bottom.While adults do not have markings except for black spots above the eyes and small white patches around the eyes and nose.

10. Serval Cat
The serval (pronounced / s?rv?l /), Leptailurus serval is a medium-sized African wild cat. Modern analysis through DNA molecules showed that servals maintain unique lineage descended from the same ancestral felid like a lion, serval, and although unusual physical features almost similar to a cheetah, a similar DNA studies have shown African golden cat and serval Caracal closely related.  
Serval Cat
Serval Cat Physical characteristics:
Serval is a medium-sized cat, measuring 59-92 cm in head-body length, tail length 20 to 38 centimeters, and a shoulder height of about 54 to 66 cm. Weight ranges from about 7 to 12 pounds for the females, and 9-18 pounds for a male.
Serval is a strong but slender animal, with long legs and short tails. Head small when compared with the body, ears and oval height is a bit close together. The pattern is striped fur. Usually serval colors are black and yellow speckled brown, with lines 2 or 4 of the head below the neck and back. The back of the ears black with distinctive white bars. In addition, the serval giving the appearance similar to “black panther” (melanistic leopard).


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