a genus of mostly small cats, including the domestic cat, margay, puma, and ocelot, sharing with certain cats of related genera an inability to roar due to ossification of the hyoid bone in the larynx.
- Compare Panthera.
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Felis, in his Biographie universelle des musiciens, differs widely from these authorities.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
The cougar (Felis concolor) is the only indigenous long-tailed cat in America north of the parallel of 30 degrees.The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
Speaking of dogs, I must tell you about a Felis-itous canine incident that occurred while I was at Paris.The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 | Robert H. Newell
Within the grotto were also found remains of Felis spela (cave-lion) and Sus scrofa (pig).Mythical Monsters | Charles Gould
The jaguar (Felis onza) is found now and then on the summits of the barrancas.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) | Carl Lumholtz