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For the communes in France, see Félines (disambiguation).
Temporal range: Miocene - Holocene, 9–0 Ma
Jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Waldheim, 1817
Type genus
Linnaeus, 1758
Tribe/subtribes and Genera




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native ranges of Felinae

The Felinae are a subfamily of the family Felidae, which includes the genera and species listed below. Most are small to medium-sized cats, although the group does include some larger animals, such as the cougar and cheetah. The earliest records of the Felinae are ascribed to Felis attica from the late Miocene, 9 million years ago (Mya), of western Eurasia.[2]

Felidae cats are split up into two groups: conical-toothed cats (members of the extant subfamilies Felinae and Pantherinae) and the extinct saber-toothed cats (members of Machairodontinae).



  1. ^ Wozencraft, W.C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 532–545. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Johnson, W.E., Eizirik, E., Pecon-Slattery, J., Murphy, W.J., Antunes, A., Teeling, E. & O'Brien, S.J. (2006). "The Late Miocene radiation of modern Felidae: A genetic assessment." (abstract). Science. 311 (5757): 73–77. doi:10.1126/science.1122277. PMID 16400146. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Felinae at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Felinae at Wikispecies