Arabian Sand Cat

Written By Michael Reign on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | 11:33 PM

 
The Arabian Sand Cat (Binomial nomenclature recognized as Felis margarita), recognized as the sole felid (Specifically the Felidae familial order, inclusive of two subcategories, the Pantherinae and the Felinae families. The Pantherinae family consistent of the tiger, lion, jaguar, and the leopard specieal variation, while the Felinae distinction encompasses the cougar, cheetah, lynx, ocelot, and the domestic subsets) species indigenous to desert (A terrestrial topographical feature characterized by a marked absence of precipitation for extended periods. Comprising nearly one-third of the Earth’s surface, these environments typically possess a semi-arid to arid countenance, with a sizeable portion of this geography located in various polar extremities throughout the globe), with significant population densities throughout the arid environments of Northern Africa as well as Southwest and Central Asia.

 
Residing in sand encrusted plains of desolation as well as throughout the stone covered wastelands of various Middle Eastern provinces, the Arabian Sand Cat is exceptionally well adjusted to climactic extremes of hot and cold temperature gradients - capable of subsisting in temperatures ranging in intensity from 23 °F (-5 °C) to 126 °F (52 °C).
Small and stocky in appearance with fur of pale coloration markedly absentia of spots or stripes, with distinctly white pigmentation present throughout the periphery of the Arabian Sand Cat’s lips, chin, throat, and stomach region, the outer coat of this majestic feline can reach lengths in excess of 2 inches (5.1 centimeters) during the winter months.


 
The overall head and body structure ranging in size from 15 to 20 inches (39 to 52 centimeters), with a tail 9.1 to 12 inches (23.2 to 31 centimeters) in length. 
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