Felis silvestris

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Synonyms for Felis silvestris

bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat

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Domestic cats are still similar enough to their wild ancestor to belong to its species, Felis silvestris, explains Carlos Driscoll of the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Md.