Cat Phylogeny

The phylogeny below was redrawn from Johnson, et al., 2006. Only 12 of the more familiar species (including all of the cats that can be seen at the Fort Worth Zoo) have been included. For a complete phylogeny, see the reference above. The diagram includes links to species at the Fort Worth Zoo.

Reference: Johnson, et al. The late Miocene radiation of modern Felidae: a genetic assessment.
Science 311 (6 January 2006): 73-77.

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