The Cat (felidae) family tree

The Cats form an incredibly successful family. It is true that they are missing from the polar regions, and Australasia, but everywhere that they reached they have been successful, and in many ecosystems they are the undisputed kings

Panthera Family split from hte Felid ancestor 10.8 million years ago

Bay cat ancestor split 9.4 milion years ago

Caracal Ancestor split 8.5 million years ago

Ocelot Ancestor 2.9 million years ago

Lynx Ancestor 3.2 million years ago

Puma ancestor 4.9 million years ago

Leopard cat Ancestor 5.9 million year ago

Domestic cat Ancestor

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