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Extremely Rare Bay Cat Captured on Camera in Borneo
Sci-News.com ^ | Tuesday, November 5, 2013 | Wearn OR et al. PLoS ONE

Posted on 11/05/2013 5:11:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv


The mysterious bay cat, also known as the Bornean cat, is a wild cat endemic to the Indonesian island of Borneo. Adults grow as long as 50-60 cm with a 30 – 40 cm long tail, and can weigh over 3.5 kg.

Until now, this species had been recorded on camera traps just a handful of times in Borneo and was only photographed in the wild for the first time in 2003.

But more images of this animal have been captured than ever before, together with evidence of four other wild cat species – the Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi), leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps) and marbled cat (Pardofelis marmorata).

“We discovered that randomly placed cameras have a big influence on the species recorded,” explained Dr Oliver Wearn from both Zoological Society of London and Imperial College London, who is a lead author of the paper...

All five cat species mentioned are charismatic and important components of the forest ecosystems, and predators of a wide range of other animals.

(Excerpt) Read more at sci-news.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: baycat; borneancat; borneo; cloudedleopard; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; flatheadedcat; flatheadedcati; godsgravesglyphs; leopardcat; marbledcat; neofelisdiardi

Using camera traps, British biologists have captured photographs of the world’s least known cat, the bay cat (Pardofelis badia).
The Bay Cat, Pardofelis badia. Image credit: Oliver Wearn.

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1 posted on 11/05/2013 5:11:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

Great, I loused up the close tag.

2 posted on 11/05/2013 5:12:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Very charismatic cat. I’m charmed.


3 posted on 11/05/2013 5:18:00 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SunkenCiv
Great!

But I'd rather find a Tasmanian tiger.

4 posted on 11/05/2013 5:28:57 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


5 posted on 11/05/2013 5:31:50 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: MUDDOG

Or two.


6 posted on 11/05/2013 5:35:11 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: SunkenCiv

cool. I want one.


7 posted on 11/05/2013 5:35:28 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Sawdring

LOL! One wouldn’t be much use.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 5:36:37 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: SunkenCiv

Shucks! I hoped it would be the Sumatran Rat Monkey.


9 posted on 11/05/2013 5:38:05 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Poor kitty.


10 posted on 11/05/2013 5:42:47 PM PST by steerpike100
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To: SunkenCiv

Nice Kitty!!


11 posted on 11/05/2013 5:44:17 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Adults grow as long as 50-60 cm with a 30 – 40 cm long tail

I think they meant to say it could grow 50-60 cm tall.

12 posted on 11/05/2013 5:49:21 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nice kitty. It wants to eat us.


13 posted on 11/05/2013 6:50:57 PM PST by jocon307
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To: MUDDOG
“I'd rather find a Tasmanian tiger.”

Having seen pictures I do not want to find one while unarmed.

14 posted on 11/05/2013 7:04:54 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: CrazyIvan

You bet! I’ll let Jungle Jim handle him.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 7:12:14 PM PST by MUDDOG
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16 posted on 11/05/2013 8:38:52 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Dang. Looooonnnng body.

IT'S LONGCAT!


17 posted on 11/05/2013 8:43:57 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows

18 posted on 11/05/2013 8:46:27 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows; Tijeras_Slim
"And then I told them, I said, like, I'm all..."

"... 'yeah, I'll let you take my picture JUST THIS ONCE...'"

19 posted on 11/05/2013 8:49:34 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s a cool cat. Very sleek!


20 posted on 11/05/2013 9:00:16 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Gorgeous kitteh, very distinctive face.


21 posted on 11/05/2013 9:09:54 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: SunkenCiv

The look of this cat intrigues me. Its head is odd, very low-browed, almost lizard-like. The flank, at least in this photo, seems to have a dog-like aspect.

I think if I saw this thing in the wild, I’d be tempted to call it a chupacabra! ;o)


22 posted on 11/06/2013 12:26:23 AM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Very pretty kitty.

But I am puzzled by the use of the word “charismatic” in the description. I am picturing it as speaking in tongues, as I am unfamiliar with a usage in environmental science. Help!


23 posted on 11/06/2013 6:05:33 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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