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Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Prionailurus
Severtzov, 1858
Prionailurus ranges

Prionailurus is a genus of four species of small, spotted wild cats found in Asia. They are typically forest-dwelling. Most are able to swim well; some species are actually semi-aquatic and feed mainly on fish and other aquatic animals.

Pocock's classification of Prionailurus is widely accepted:

  • Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis)
  • Rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus)
  • Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)
  • Flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps)

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