WHO WERE THE ANCESTORS OF THE FIRST CATS?

ANCESTORS OF THE FIRST CATS

ancestors of the first cats

Miacidae Fossil

During the Early Pliocene to the Eocene period between 65-33 million years ago the ancestors of the first cats appeared as descendents of the Miacid species, small marten- like carnivores that mainly inhabited forests.

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