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Catopuma
Catopuma temminckii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Catopuma
Severtzov, 1858
Type species
Felis moormensis
(Hogson, 1831)
Synonyms

Badiofelis Pocock, 1932

Catopuma is a genus containing two small Asian felines, the bay cat (C. badia) and the Asian golden cat (C. temminckii). The bay cat is sometimes classified as Pardofelis bardia, and the marbled cat is also in that genus. Because the genetic evidence is that all three cats are closely related, they will probably all be put in Catopuma eventually.

The bay cat and the Asian golden cat are typically reddish brown in colour, with darker markings on the head. They live in forests in South East Asia. The bay cat is only found on the island of Borneo.

Bay cat 1 Jim Sanderson-cropped
The bay cat

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