Dogs & cats are Carnivorans, that is, they’re members of the taxonomic order Carnivora (note that this is different to being a carnivore, or meat-eater). What is understood is that carnivorans evolved from animals called miacids, which were small tree-living mammals that looked similar to today’s civets (A civet is a small, lean, mostly nocturnal mammal native to tropical Asia & Africa). It is believed that 42 million years ago carnivorans split into the 2 groups, or suborders, that we recognise as cat-like (Feliformia) & dog-like (Caniformia).
CEO Olivia here & you may ask why am I yapping on about this? It’s because today we are sharing artist Konsta Punkka’s furbulous photos of wagnificent foxes & like many humans, Dot, Jerry Underfoot & I were asking is a fox a dog or a cat. Although foxes belong to the Canidae family, shared…
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