Monday, July 2, 2007

Feline Roots

Member Bev Frenzel of Injoi Orientals sent this interesting article on the derivation of today's domestic cats:
Cats' ancestry was traced to five types of wild cats, but that doesn't mean they were domesticated five times, Driscoll said. Rather, these five types managed to interbreed at various times, with the result being Felis silvestris lybica, which appears to be the ancestor of modern house cats.
Go read the whole thing.