Definition of Genus felis
1. Noun. Type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Felidae, Felidae
Member holonyms: Domestic Cat, Felis Catus, Felis Domesticus, House Cat, Wildcat, Catamountain, European Wildcat, Felis Silvestris, Catamount, Cougar, Felis Concolor, Mountain Lion, Painter, Panther, Puma, Felis Pardalis, Ocelot, Panther Cat, Eyra, Felis Yagouaroundi, Jaguarondi, Jaguarundi, Jaguarundi Cat, Caffer Cat, Felis Ocreata, Kaffir Cat, Felis Chaus, Jungle Cat, Felis Serval, Serval, Felis Bengalensis, Leopard Cat, Felis Tigrina, Tiger Cat, Felis Wiedi, Margay, Margay Cat, Felis Manul, Manul, Pallas's Cat
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Literary usage of Genus felis
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1. The Philosophy of Natural History by William Smellie (1873)
"likeness among themselves, they constitute a GENUS. Thus the genus Felis includes all those of the cat kind ; and these animals, although differing one from ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... long tail, and small, plain ears; they are united in the genus Felis, with different specific names, as Felis libyca, Felis catus, Felis leo, etc. ..."
3. Natural History of New York by New York (State). Natural History Survey, James Ellsworth De Kay (1842)
"genus felis. Linneus. Ears short and distant, not tufted. No mane. Tail long, varying occasionally in the same species. Tongue roughened with prickles. ..."
4. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1908)
"The crystals of the genus Felis are as strictly isomorphous as those of the calcite group of the rhombohedral carbonates. As an example of the individuality ..."
5. A Text-book of Geology: For Use in Universities, Colleges, Schools of by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1915)
"... elephant, and the genus Felis from the Latin felis, cat. A genus may contain but a single species or it may have several or even many, but in all cases ..."
6. East African Mammals in the United States National Museum by Ned Hollister (1918)
"Act. Acad. Cses. Leop., vol. 63, p. 76. (F. serval.) Four groups of cats of the genus Felis are included in our East African collections. ..."