I'm probably nitpicking here, but technically, a member of felidae, the cat family, is a felid, not a feline. A feline is a member of the subfamily felinae. The only surviving felid species that is not a feline is the cheetah, which belongs to the subfamily acinonychinae.
Among the extinct animals in the fossil record, there is at least one other genus and five other acinonychine species that have lived in the last few million years. In addition, there is a third felid subfamily, machairodontinae, the saber-toothed cats, which had at least three genera and fifteen species. Mwalimu 14:02, 24 Aug 2005 (UTC)
- And if this is technically about cats, it should redirect to Felines. Anything not mentioned in that page should be merged. Just my thought on it. Certainly all of the extinct species could be called cats, but in the correct sense, Mwalimu is right in that some of the mentioned species are not not felines, except for the Cheeta which isn't a Feline either yet is a sub-family of the Feline genus. --Markus 17:10, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Relevance to furry fandom
Article says "Mystic traditions associate cats with ESP and hearth protection,". Should that hearth be changed to health? --EarthFurst 08:05, 12 December 2010 (UTC)
- Sorry, there might not be such expression in English... Although I'm sure I read it in several d20 books.
- I meant hearth as in "a symbol for home or family life". Cats are said to protect people's homes from evil spirits, which is reflected in fiction (such as Feline Wizards) and role-playing games (such as John Wick's Cat). You can change the phrase as you see fit %) EvilCat 09:19, 12 December 2010 (UTC)