Top 10 Smallest Cats(Family of Felidae)

10th


photo credit:Bay cat 1 Jim Sanderson by Jim Sanderson 80x15

Bay cat

【Weight】
3kg~4kg(6.6l-8.8lb)
【Scientific name】
Pardofelis badia or Catopuma badia ※
【Taxonomy】
Genus:Pardofelis or Catopuma
【Range】
Borneo

※It has not been accurately classified due to the low number of catches.

9th


photo credit:Pallas’s Cat by Dick Smit 80x15

Pallas’s cat

【Weight】
2.5kg~4.5kg(5.5lb-9.9lb)
【Scientific name】
Otocolobus manul
【Taxonomy】
Genus:Otocolobus
【Range】
Eastern Eurasian

※A very old type of feline.

8th


photo credit:Marbled cat borneo by Johan Embréus 80x15

Marbled cat

【Weight】
2kg~5kg(4.4lb-11lb)
【Scientific name】
Pardofelis marmorata
【Taxonomy】
Genus:Pardofelis ※
【Range】
Southeast Asia

※It was previously thought to be classified in the leopard genus.

7th


photo credit:2010-04-11-09h50m03.IMG_3501l by Arjan Haverkamp 80x15

Geoffroy’s cat

【Weight】
2kg~5kg(4.4lb-11lb)
【Scientific name】
Leopardus geoffroyi
【Taxonomy】
Genus:Leopardus
【Range】
Southern South America
6th


photo credit:Leopardus guigna by Mauro Tammone 80x15

Kodkod

【Weight】
2kg~3kg(4.4lb-6.6lb)
【Scientific name】
Leopardus guigna
【Taxonomy】
Genus:Leopardus
【Range】
Near Chile
5th

Sand cat

【Weight】
1.5kg〜3.4kg(3.3lb-7.5lb)
【Scientific name】
Felis margarita
【Taxonomy】
Genus:Felis
【Range】
West Asia, North Africa
4th


photo credit:Leopardus tigrinus – Parc des Félins by Groumfy69 80x15

Oncilla

【Weight】
1.5kg~3.0kg(3.3lb-6.6lb)
【Scientific name】
Leopardus tigrinus
【Taxonomy】
Genus:Leopardus
【Range】
Northern South America
3rd


photo credit:Flat-headed cat 1 Jim Sanderson by Jim Sanderson 80x15

Flat-headed cat

【Weight】
1.5kg~2.5kg(3.3lb-5.5lb)
【Scientific name】
Prionailurus planiceps
【Taxonomy】
Genus:Prionailurus
【Range】
Malay Peninsula, Indonesia
2nd


photo credit:Zoo Wuppertal Schwarzfusskatze by Pehah 80x15

Black-footed cat

【Weight】
1kg~2.5kg(2.2lb-5.5lb)
【Scientific name】
Felis nigripes
【Taxonomy】
Genus:Felis
【Range】
Near the Kalahari desert
1st


photo credit:Rusty spotted cat 1 by Davidvraju 80x15

Rusty-spotted Cat

【Weight】
0.9kg~1.6kg(2.0lb-3.5lb)
【Scientific name】
Prionailurus rubiginosus
【Taxonomy】
Genus:Prionailurus
【Range】
India, Sri Lanka

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