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Plate XIV: "With this species we once more revert to the Cats of the Old World. Somewhat larger than a domestic Cat?his is the common wild Cat of most parts of Africa, and although it sis now well night exterminated in the more populated districts of the Cape Colony, in is still abundant in the interior. This cat was tamed by the ancient Egyptians, and vast numbers of its remains embalmed and preserved. Although some writers hold a different view, the black sole of the foot suggests that the Caffre Cat is the chief stock from which the Domestic Cats of Europe have been derived. Distribution.- Africa; from Egypt and Algeria to the Cape; Syria and Arabia."