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Flat-headed Cat Prionailurus planiceps
2013-05-01 15:13:33

The flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps) is a species of wildcat that can be found in a fragmented range that includes Borneo, Sumatra, and the Thai-Malay Peninsula. It prefers a habitat within primary and secondary rainforests. It is often found in areas with abundant freshwater near lowland or coastal areas. Vigors and Horsfield, who classified it in the Felis genus, first described this...

Bengal
2007-12-14 05:21:54

The Bengal is a hybrid breed of cat bred to have the markings of a wildcat but the temperament of a housecat. The Bengal is reminiscent of and named after the Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis); the Bengal Tiger species is completely unrelated. It is a medium sized cat weighing around 8-10 lb for females and 15 lb for males. They are a hybrid breed developed through a program of...

Rusty-spotted Cat
2007-01-19 13:43:36

The rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus, sometimes Felis rubiginosa) is a very small wild cat of southern India and Sri Lanka. It is 13.78 to 18.9 in (35 to 48 cm) long, plus 5.91 to 9.84 in (15 to 25 cm) tail, weighing in at only approximately 3.3 lb (1.5 kg). The color of the fur is grey, with rusty spots all over the back and the flanks. The underbelly is white with large dark...

Fishing Cat
2007-01-19 13:41:28

The fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus or Felis viverrina) is a medium-sized cat of Asia. Its habitat in Southeast Asia ranges through Indochina, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Java. Its fur has an olive-grey color with dark spots. The face has a distinctly flat-nosed appearance. The size is variable. It is 31.5 in 80 cm long in India. It is only 25.59 in (65 cm) in Indonesia....

Leopard Cat
2007-01-19 13:36:43

The leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) is a small wild cat of Southeast Asia. On average it is as large as a domestic cat, but there are considerable regional differences. In Indonesia the average size is 17.72 in (45 cm), plus 7.87 in (20 cm) tail. The fur is also quite variable. It is yellow in the southern populations, but silver-grey in the northern ones. The chest and the lower part of...

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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