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What are domestic cats descendants of

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Domestic cats are the only species of the genus "Felis" that are found in the wild, and are the only members of the "Felis" subgenus "Felis" that are kept as domestic pets.

F. catus is the only species of the genus "Felis" that are kept as domestic pets. However, there are several other African wildcat species that are not considered true "Felis" and are not kept as domestic cats.

Domestic cats are not a member of the genus "Felis". In fact, the genus differs so much from domestic cats that, at present, the only way to properly classify them is to use the "Felis" subgenus "Felis".

The domestic cat, like all cats, is a member of the family Felidae, which includes approximately 40 other species of cats.

The domestic cat is a member of the genus "Felis". There are two subgenera of "Felis", the "Felis" subgenus "Felis" (which includes all members of the "Felis" family), and the "Felis" subgenus "Fellimojacris" (which includes all members of the Madagascan wildcat family), but the domestic cat is not a member of either subgenus.

There are several different wildcat species that are not considered true "Felis" or true "Fellimojacris".

The domestic cat is the only species of the genus "Felis" that is kept as a domestic pet.

The domestic cat is the only species of the genus "Felis" that is found in the wild.

The domestic cat is the only species of the genus "Felis" that is found in the wild (not including captive and free-ranging populations).

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The longest lived domestic cat on record was a cat named "Creme Puff" who lived in Austin Texas and died at the age of 38 years old. However most cats live about 14 to 20 years. Read more

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Rubble beat the oldest living cat record previously held by Scooter, a Siamese cat in Texas, who was named the record breaker at the age of 30 by the Guinness Book of World Records before he died in 2016. Read more

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