Cat Ancestors

uncategorized — Jessica @ 9:48 pm

These little (big) guys are the oldest living relative of modern day cats. The Pallas’s Cat is the oldest living species of a clade of felids that includes the modern genus Felis. This feline, along with the extinct Martelli’s Cat, was probably one of the first two modern cats to evolve from Pseudaelurus approximately 12 million years ago.

12 million years ago! Wikipedia

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  3. [...] is called a Manul. Wow, I definitely see a resemblance for sure. Do you…? These little (big) guys are the oldest living relative of modern day cats. The Pallas’s Cat is the… This feline, along with the extinct Martelli’s Cat, was probably one of the first two modern cats [...]

  4. Responsible .

    Comment by Md.Zahidul Islam — July 13, 2010 @ 1:58 pm
  5. And they still look like little b*stards.

    Comment by dghffdg — July 13, 2010 @ 9:59 pm
  6. Wow!

    Comment by jan — July 13, 2010 @ 11:47 pm
  7. They’re ADORABLE!

    Comment by Glossolalia Black — July 15, 2010 @ 2:51 pm
  8. [...] found this post about these felines, named Pallas’s Cat, that date back 12 million years and are the oldest [...]

  9. They’re not exactly “oldest”, as far as I know. They’re more properly the farthest relative of “most cats” that is still a cat, not a civet, a mongoose or whatever. But while their lineage was the earliest to depart from the rest of the extant cats, that does not mean that it stood evolutionarily still, that they “are the same” they “were” back then. It’s possible, however, that they indeed retained more ancestral traits than other cat species, but that’s not a necessary implication of being the earliest split on a set of clades.

    Comment by Buckaroo Banzai — July 17, 2010 @ 9:56 pm
  10. Me gustan mucho! :)

    Comment by Anna — July 19, 2010 @ 8:14 am
  11. [...] described by Gadopoder: These little (big) guys are the oldest living relative of modern day cats. The Pallas’s Cat is [...]

  12. amazing. are they endangered? being bred?

    Comment by bianca — July 21, 2010 @ 5:49 pm
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  14. WOW!!! their adorable!! are there still hundreds of them (i do not mean to tease cats)?

    Comment by biggest cat's fan — October 22, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

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