03/07/2019All cats around the world share the same common ancestor from about 10.8 million years ago. The progressive evolution of the common ancestor eventually led to the development of 37 modern cat species. According to ancient feline DNA analysis, the most recent wild ancestor of domestic cats, in particular, seems to be the African wildcat (lat. Felis silvestris lybica) (Ottoni et al, 2017).
Cats were first adopted by humans only 10,000 years ago, so your cat’s DNA is only a pounce away from its wild ancestors. Some domestic cats, however, are genetically particularly close to the […]
03/06/2019One of the sections of your Basepaws Cat DNA report is the Wild Cat Index. This section of the report reveals a few secrets about your cat's wild and wonderful ancestry and gives you an insight into the evolution of your very own home tiger.