Chinese mountain cat is a subspecies and is not the ancestor of domestic cats in China

Chinese Mountain cat

I am picking up on a study that I have written about before which genetically analysed the Chinese mountain cat to confirm (1) that it is a subspecies of wildcat and not species in its own right and (2) that it was not domesticated at the time the African wildcat was domesticated about 10,000 …

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Picture of female Chinese mountain cat and her kittens in the wild

Chinese mountain cat and kittens

This picture of a female Chinese mountain cat and her kittens has just emerged although the date on the camera trap photograph tells me that it was taken on 19 September 2018 at 5:51 PM in the afternoon. It seems that she has made a den in the side of a hill. It seems …

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