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Cats MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cats
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.750.377.750.250.125
Unique ID
D002415
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002415
Annotation
check tag: no qualifiers; restrict to domestic cat
Scope Note
The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)
Entry Term(s)
Domestic Cats
Felis catus
Felis domestica
Felis domesticus
Felis sylvestris catus
Registry Number
txid9685
Consider Also
consider also terms at FELINE
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Cats Preferred
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