Classification of a cat

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scientific classification of a cat

scientific classification of a cat

Classification of a cat – Cats belong to the group of vertebrates known as mammals. Within the mammals cats are classified with other meat eaters in the Order Carnivora (known commonly as ‘carnivores’). The classification of cats is as follows:

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Subclass: Theria
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Suborder: Feliformia
  • Family: Felidae
  • Subfamily: Felinae
  • Genus: Felis
  • Species: F. catus

The Subfamily Felinae are the small cats (cheetahs, pumas, lynx, ocelot, domestic cat, and others) and the Subfamily Pantherinae are the large cats (leopards, lions, jaguars, and tigers).

Classification of a cat


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