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Extremely Rare Bay Cat Captured on Camera in Borneo
| 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 worlds least known cat, the bay cat (Pardofelis badia).
The Bay Cat, Pardofelis badia. Image credit: Oliver Wearn.
posted on 11/05/2013 5:11:33 PM PST
To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
Great, I loused up the close tag.
posted on 11/05/2013 5:12:17 PM PST
Very charismatic cat. I’m charmed.
posted on 11/05/2013 5:18:00 PM PST
(First, Do No Harm)
But I'd rather find a Tasmanian tiger.
posted on 11/05/2013 5:28:57 PM PST
To: Slings and Arrows
posted on 11/05/2013 5:31:50 PM PST
(Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
posted on 11/05/2013 5:35:11 PM PST
LOL! One wouldn’t be much use.
posted on 11/05/2013 5:36:37 PM PST
Shucks! I hoped it would be the Sumatran Rat Monkey.
posted on 11/05/2013 5:38:05 PM PST
by Ruy Dias de Bivar
(Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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!!)
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.
posted on 11/05/2013 5:49:21 PM PST
(Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
Nice kitty. It wants to eat us.
posted on 11/05/2013 6:50:57 PM PST
“I'd rather find a Tasmanian tiger.”
Having seen pictures I do not want to find one while unarmed.
posted on 11/05/2013 7:04:54 PM PST
(Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
You bet! I’ll let Jungle Jim handle him.
posted on 11/05/2013 7:12:14 PM PST
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posted on 11/05/2013 8:38:52 PM PST
by Slings and Arrows
(You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
Dang. Looooonnnng body.
To: SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows
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...'"
That’s a cool cat. Very sleek!
posted on 11/05/2013 9:00:16 PM PST
(America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
Gorgeous kitteh, very distinctive face.
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)
posted on 11/06/2013 12:26:23 AM PST
(FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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!
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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