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Felis margarita  Loche, 1858
Taxonomic Serial No.: 183801

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Sand Cat [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCarnivora Bowdich, 1821 – cachorro do mato, carnívoro, gato do mato, lontra, carnivores, carnivores  
                                  SuborderFeliformia Kretzoi, 1945 – cat-like carnivores  
                                     FamilyFelidae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 – cats  
                                        SubfamilyFelinae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817  
                                           GenusFelis Linnaeus, 1758 – small cats  
                                              SpeciesFelis margarita Loche, 1858 – Sand Cat  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Felis margarita airensis Pocock, 1951  
                                                 Subspecies Felis margarita harrisoni Hemmer, Grubb and Groves, 1976  
                                                 Subspecies Felis margarita margarita Loche, 1858  
                                                 Subspecies Felis margarita meinertzhageni Pocock, 1938  
                                                 Subspecies Felis margarita scheffeli Hemmer, 1974  
                                                 Subspecies Felis margarita thinobia (Ognev, 1927)  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Felis margarita    
       
  Expert: W. Christopher Wozencraft  
  Notes: Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545   
  Reference for: Felis margarita    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Felis margarita   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Felis margarita   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Felis margarita, Sand Cat [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Felis margarita   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Southern Asia  
    Africa  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix II; U.S. ESA - Endangered as F. margarita scheffeli; IUCN - Near Threatened  
    Comments: Revised by Schauenberg (1974) and Hemmer et al. (1976). Pocock (1951) and Schauenberg (1974) included Eremaelurus thinobia, which was recognized as separate by Haltenorth (1953) and Weigel (1961), but see discussion by Hemmer et al. (1976). Král and Zima (1980) suggested this species was closely related to F. manul. Subspecies allocated according to G. M. Allen (1939), Pocock (1951), Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951), Schauenberg (1974), and Hemmer et al. (1976)  
 

 

   

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