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Kellas Cat
Kellas Cat
General Information
Universe Real Life
Aliases Cait Sith (hypothesized)
Classification Felis silvestris subspecies
Species Type Small Cat
Homeworld Earth
Environment Scotland
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Average Length Body: 65 cm (25 inches)
Tail: 30 cm (12 inches)
Locomotion Quadrupedal movement
Feeding Behavior Carnivorous
Lineage Information
Ancestor(s) Housecat
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia
Subclass Theriiformes
Infraclass Holotheria
Order Carnivora
Suborder Feliformia
Superfamily Feloidea
Family Felidae
Subfamily Felinae
Genus Felis
Species silvestris
Subspecies kellas (Somarinoa, 2014)
Other Information
Status Data Deficient

The Kellas Cat is a small black feline found in Scotland. Once thought to be a mythological wild cat, with its few sightings dismissed as hoaxes, a specimen was shot and killed in 1984 by a gamekeeper named Ronnie Douglas and found to be a hybrid between wild and domestic sub-species of Felis silvestris (the domestic housecat). It is not a formal breed of cat, but a landrace of felid hybrids. The specimen was named by cryptozoologist Karl Shuker after the village of Kellas, Moray, where it was first found. Shuker suggested that the cait sìth of Celtic legend is based on folk memory of Kellas cats.

The Kellas cat is described as being over 65 cm (25 inches) long, with powerful and long hind legs and a tail that can grow to be around 30 cm (12 inches) long. A specimen is kept in a museum in Elgin.

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