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Felis attica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Felis/Pristifelis
Species: F. attica
Binomial name
Felis attica
Wagner, 1857

Felis attica is an extinct species of felid of the subfamily Felinae. Around 12 million years ago, the genus Felis appeared and eventually gave rise to many of the modern small cats. Felis attica was a small, lynx-like cat, and was one of the ancestors of the first modern Felis species, such as Felis lunensis (Martelli's cat), which appeared around 2.5 million years ago during the Pliocene epoch. Fossil specimens of Felis attica have been recovered in western Eurasia. Fossil evidence suggests that Felis attica was among the smallest of the Miocene Felinae, about the size of the modern bobcat (Lynx rufus), but with a longer profile. It was made the type species of a separate genus Pristifelis by Salesa et al. (2012).

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