Possible new species “Cat-Fox” roaming Mediterranean Islands

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The Mediterranean Island of Corsica, is now home to the possible new species of the “cat-fox.” Although is has a real name, {Felis Catus, or Corsican wildcat} it used to be considered a subspecies. This creature has traits of both a house cat, and a fox. Fur samples in 2012 found that the cat was most closely related to the African Wildcat.

Over a dozen people with different studies all think this creature might just belong to a distinct species. Some rumors say that the Corsican wildcat may be of descended cats brought to the islands by settlers around the 6th millennium BC. Whatever this creature is, it looks adorable! It is as well growing more popular as curiosity grows further, and research becomes more concrete.

 

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Source: Wikipedia