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Felis catus (Domestic Cat)


Wikipedia Abstract

The domestic cat (Latin: Felis catus) or the feral cat (Latin: Felis silvestris catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal. They are often called house cats when kept as indoor pets or simply cats when there is no need to distinguish them from other felids and felines. Cats are often valued by humans for companionship and for their ability to hunt vermin. There are more than 70 cat breeds; different associations proclaim different numbers according to their standards.
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Invasive Species

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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Not determined do to incomplete vulnerability data.
ED Score: 5.6


Adult Weight [1]  8.598 lbs (3.90 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  98 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Endothermic [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  9 months 19 days
Male Maturity [3]  10 months 4 days
Gestation [1]  65 days
Litter Size [1]  4
Litters / Year [3]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  30 years
Snout to Vent Length [3]  24 inches (62 cm)
Speed [4]  29.997 MPH (13.41 m/s)
Weaning [1]  56 days

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Anolis evermanni (Emerald anole, Evermann's Anole, Small Green Anole)[5]
Anolis gundlachi (Yellow-bearded Anole)[5]
Coereba flaveola (Bananaquit)[5]
Geotrygon montana (Ruddy Quail-Dove)[5]
Rattus rattus (black rat)[5]



External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
4Wikipedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
8International Flea Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0