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Felidae species exhibit the most diverse fur pattern of all terrestrial carnivores. Their teeth and facial muscles allow for a powerful bite. They are all obligate carnivores , and most are solitary predators ambushing or stalking their prey. Wild cats occur in Africa , Europe , Asia and the Americas.
Felidae species exhibit the most diverse fur pattern of all terrestrial carnivores. Their teeth and facial muscles allow for a powerful bite. They are all obligate carnivores , and most are solitary predators ambushing or stalking their prey. Wild cats occur in Africa , Europe , Asia and the Americas. Some wild cat species are adapted to forest habitats , some to arid environments, and a few also to wetlands and mountainous terrain.
Their activity patterns range from nocturnal and crepuscular to diurnal , depending on their preferred prey species. Reginald Innes Pocock divided the extant Felidae into three subfamilies: the Pantherinae , the Felinae and the Acinonychinae , differing from each other by the ossification of the hyoid apparatus and by the cutaneous sheaths which protect their claws.
Today, the living Felidae are divided in two subfamilies: the Pantherinae and Felinae, with the Acinonychinae subsumed into the latter. Pantherinae includes five Panthera and two Neofelis species , while Felinae includes the other 34 species in ten genera. The first cats emerged during the Oligocene about 25 million years ago , with the appearance of Proailurus and Pseudaelurus. The latter species complex was ancestral to two main lines of felids: the cats in the extant subfamilies and a group of extinct cats of the subfamily Machairodontinae , which include the saber-toothed cats such as the Smilodon.
The "false sabre-toothed cats", the Barbourofelidae and Nimravidae , are not true cats, but are closely related. Together with the Felidae, Viverridae , hyaenas and mongooses , they constitute the Feliformia. The colour, length and density of their fur is very diverse. Fur colour covers the gamut from white to black, and fur pattern from distinctive small spots, stripes to small blotches and rosettes.
Most cat species are born with a spotted fur, except the jaguarundi Herpailurus yagouaroundi , Asian golden cat Catopuma temminckii and caracal Caracal caracal. The spotted fur of lion Panthera leo and cougar Puma concolor cubs change to a uniform fur during their ontogeny. In the great majority of cat species, the tail is between a third and a half of the body length, although with some exceptions, like the Lynx species and margay.
Most cat species have a haploid number of 18 or Central and South American cats have a haploid number of 18, possibly due to the combination of two smaller chromosomes into a larger one. Most cat species are also induced ovulators , although margays appear to be spontaneous ovulators.
The family Felidae is part of the Feliformia , a suborder that diverged probably about Proailurus is the oldest known cat that occurred after the Eocene—Oligocene extinction event about Its fossil jaws were also excavated in geological formations of Europe's Vallesian , Asia's Middle Miocene and North America's late Hemingfordian to late Barstovian epochs.
Several Paramachaerodus skeletons were found in Spain. Homotherium appeared in Africa, Eurasia and North America around 3. Smilodon lived in North and South America from about 2. This subfamily became extinct in the Late Pleistocene.
Results of mitochondrial analysis indicate that the living Felidae species descended from a common ancestor , which originated in Asia in the Late Miocene epoch. Low sea levels, interglacial and glacial periods facilitated these migrations. A fossil skull was excavated in in Zanda County on the Tibetan Plateau.
The skull of the holotype is similar to that of a lion or leopard. Several fossil skulls and jawbones were excavated in northwestern China. Living felids fall into eight evolutionary lineages or species clades. Modelling of felid coat pattern transformations revealed that nearly all patterns evolved from small spots. Traditionally, five subfamilies have been distinguished within the Felidae based on phenotypical features: the Pantherinae , the Felinae , the Acinonychinae ,  and the extinct Machairodontinae and Proailurinae.
The phylogenetic relationships of living felids are shown in the following cladogram:  . Sunda clouded leopard N. Asian golden cat C. African golden cat C. Geoffroy's cat L. Andean mountain cat L. Flat-headed cat P. Rusty-spotted cat P. Black-footed cat F. Chinese mountain cat F. European wildcat F. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the biological family. For other uses, see Felidae disambiguation.
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The crab-eating fox Cerdocyon thous is a wild canid distributed in South America, which is susceptible to traumas caused by captors, accidents on roads, and traps. Due to these events their thoracic limbs can be involved at the level of the forearm, therefore, knowledge of the gross anatomy of its muscles is important in order to develop clinical and surgical procedures at this level compared with the domestic dog. The main objective of this investigation was report the intra and interspecific anatomical variations of the caudomedial forearm muscles in Cerdocyon thous in comparison mainly with the domestic dog. These were fixed with a solution of formaldehyde, mineral oil and phenic acid. Both thoracic limbs of each specimen were dissected from superficial to deep, emphasizing the caudomedial part of the forearm in order to review the anatomical characteristics of each muscle. These muscles were similar to those reported in the domestic dog, but some variations were observed such as the innervation of the pronator teres muscle by the musculocutaneous nerve in a specimen unilaterally; the formation of an accessory muscle from the ulnar head of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle in most specimens; and the vestigial presence of the anconeus epitrochlearis muscle in a specimen bilaterally.
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Biology, Medicine and Surgery of South American Wild Animals examines the medicine and treatment of animals specific to South America. It discusses topics.
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Sphiggurus mexicanus is a Mesoamerican endemic, found from central Mexico Oaxaca and Yucatan south to the Isthmus of Panama. Related species are found in South America S. Sphiggurus laenatus , formerly considered a subspecies of S. Due to taxonomic uncertainties, some studies have listed S.
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Examining the medicine and treatment of animals specific to South America, this title discusses topics dealing with diseases and biology. In addition, the animals studied are broken down into family and genus, using both English and Spanish names. MoreExamining the medicine and treatment of animals specific to South America, this title discusses topics dealing with diseases and biology. The book is liberally illustrated and contains references for further reading, as well as the contributions of regional experts on the animals covered. Fowler 29 Scottish Novels to Look Forward to in Jack following the release of four novels and a collection of short stories, of a silent movie star after her own acting career slides towards obscurity.
The uncinate processes of the ribs are extensions of bone that project caudally from the vertical segment of each rib. Uncinate means hooked from Latin uncinatus , from uncinus , barb, from uncus , hook. They are found in birds except for screamers , reptiles , and the early amphibian Ichthyostega.
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At the interface between public health and marine ecology, there is a knowledge gap concerning the extent to which the carbon that enters sandy sediments when large biomass marine mammals decompose changes the sediment, bringing risks to human health.Danielle L. 27.05.2021 at 00:57
Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of South American Wild Animals. Editor(s). Murray E. Fowler DVM,. First published.