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23 October 2015 Felis nigripes (Carnivora: Felidae)
Aurélie Renard, Maxime Lavoie, Justin A. Pitt, Serge Larivière
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Felis nigripes Burchell, 1824, commonly called the black-footed cat, is the smallest felid in Africa. F. nigripes is a pale tawny cat with dark markings and prominent horizontal stripes on the limbs. It is distributed in the central part of South Africa and mainly occurs in open country often near brush cover. F. nigripes is listed on Appendix I of the Convention for the International Trade of Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora and is listed as “Vulnerable” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

© 2015 by American Society of Mammalogists
Aurélie Renard, Maxime Lavoie, Justin A. Pitt, and Serge Larivière "Felis nigripes (Carnivora: Felidae)," Mammalian Species 47(925), 78-83, (23 October 2015).
Published: 23 October 2015
black-footed cat
South Africa
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