Category: Iriomote cat

Iriomote cat. Photo: C. Allan Morgan.

Iriomote cat facts and reasons why it is endangered (2022)

Taxonomy Scientific classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia Order Carnivora Family Felidae Genus Prionailurus Species P. bengalensis Sub-species (ssp) iriomotensis Scientific name: Prionailurus bengalensis ssp. iriomotensis Japanese name: Iriomote-Yamaneko Description The house cat...

Wild Cat Species in Japan

There is one wild cat species in Japan – specifically on a Japanese island: Iriomote-jima. It is remarkably close to Taiwan and quite far from Japan as it happens. The cat is named after...

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