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Guide to Little Cats by Majnouna Guide to Little Cats by Majnouna
Rearranged the classification and added the Wildcat :D I was planning to leave it for the book, but I'm just too nice ;)

All the Little Cats (Felinae) species (no subspecies!) are shown here, save for a couple listed at the top of the document. Even though it is completely irrelevant for an illustrator whether the Bay Cat goes under Catopuma or Pardofelis, I've done my best to abide by the latest classification system. This has been revised already so as of 2011 this should all be accurate.

The full series (get the book!):
Guide to Pantherinae/Big cats
Guide to Felinae/Little cats
Guide to Housecat breeds 1
Guide to Housecat breeds 2
Guide to Coat colors and Patterns

For the rest of my tutorials go here.
For my tutorial books go here.
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:icontheratih2000:
theratih2000 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
:) (Smile) 
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
:)
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Prototype-LQ Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Wow....Very useful!Thank you!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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:icontrollberserker:
Trollberserker Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What about spotless cheetah - www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…
I've never seen any confirmed reports of any odd color variation except King and Spotless cheetahs.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're linking me to the Daily Mail? Seriously?
I'll stick to what's shown here.
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Trollberserker Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, if an article on Daily Mail is going to be your excuse... I can link you the same article and photos on thousands of different sites.
But if so, then tell me about comfirmed and photographed cases of isabeline, chinchila or maltese cheetahs then.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Why should I bother? If you don't trust the research, move along.
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:icontrollberserker:
Trollberserker Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh, I'm just asking for your sources cause I never heard of maltese cheetahs and you are now denying documented case...
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
messybeast.com/genetics/mutant…

"Blue (or grey) cheetahs have variously been described as white cheetahs with grey-blue spots (chinchilla) or pale grey cheetahs with darker grey spots (maltese mutation). Some desert region cheetahs are unusually pale; probably they are better camouflaged and therefore better hunters and more likely to breed and pass on their paler colouration." 
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Trollberserker Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't seen to bold that. I KNOW some sites list maltese and chinchila mutations. I was asking for proof and pictures. As far as I know there are no confirmed cases of maltese and chinchila cheetahs.
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Cypselurus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't..seen to bold that? If you mean the name itself, it was bolded on the site itself.

Photos don't always mean confirmation- photos can be PS'ed or manipulated or something. If there are sufficient respectable sites stating the information, it should be pretty solid..
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Checkerfrost Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love sand cats!!!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aren't they irresistible?
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Dipshit895 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Would you happen to have anything on pampas cats? Sorry I'm not sure if they're supspecies or not.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Please read the text that is at the very top of the document so that it gets READ.
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:icondipshit895:
Dipshit895 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh I do apologize; I wasn't looking thoroughly enough
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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Skully-Keys Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa... this is so detailed! Epic stuff there! ;)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yup :D
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
What about Felis libyca?
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's Felis silvestris. Lybica is one of the African subspecies described.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Hm. I thought (sub)sp. lybica was separate from silvestris.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Silvestris is the species, sylvestris lybica is one of the subspecies. Maybe you're going by an older classification, but they're updted all the time. At the time I made the chart, and still now, lybica was/is not considered a separate species.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmmmm... that's weird.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not at all.
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Darklordd Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Very nice, and loaded with information.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cheers :D
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:iconteeabrew:
TeeaBrew Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thanks. You can definitely tell how much research & knowledge you put into this and it came out great. This is really cool.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
They have kind of wildcats.
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:iconleogon:
Leogon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a very nice work and a great way to teach other people about cats!
Many thanks for sharing!:-)
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Enjoy :)
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:iconthesimplyclassic:
TheSimplyClassic Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone should seriously give you an award for this.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I got my share of DDs :D
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:iconpicollinno:
Picollinno Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Impressive!
I like how you detail each cat!
I mean....I would draw them almost the same!
But you showed us all their unique features!
Well done!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's the whole point :aww:
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clampfan101 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the part about cheetahs running. :)
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xXRekaTheDogXx Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
thank you for the wonderful tutorials :3 they really help and for that i leave a watch
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad they help!
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belavrana Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wonderful guide. Very useful, and not just useful for drawing, either.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
:nod:
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innocent-rebel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This is awesome! Thank you so much.
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Welcome!
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Gleypa Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very helpful!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great!
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Karoull Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks you !!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Welcomes!
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COla013 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
thank you very helpful!
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Good to hear :D
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