Felis agrius Bate, 1905:317

Cretan wildcat



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Felis lybica cretensis Haltenorth, 1953; Felis sylvestris cretensis Haltenorth, 1953


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

IUCN RedList status: synonym of Felis silvestris



Crete, Greece


Biology & Ecology










Alderton, David. (1998). Wild Cats of the World. Cassell Illustrated. 192 pp.

Halternorth, Theodor. (1953). Die Widkatzen der Alten Welt. Leipzig.

Harper, Francis. (1945). Extinct and Vanishing Mammals of the Old World. New York, N.Y.: American Committee for International Wildlife Protection, Special Publications 12: 1-850.

Mathias Herrmann, Andrew Kitchener, Holger Meinig, Michael Stubbe, Margarida Fernandes, Jim Conroy, Giorgos Giannatos, Juan Herrero, Andreas Kranz, Agnieszka Olszanska. 2007. Felis silvestris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T60354712A12919574. Downloaded on 19 March 2017.

Ragni B., Masseti M., Roussos T., Belardinelli A. and Cicconi P. 1999. The Carnivores on the Island of Crete, Greece. Contributions to the Zoogeography and Ecology of the Eastern Mediterranean Region 1: 117-123..


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