Closely related to the domestic cat are…
Wildcats occur in Europe, Africa and western and central Asia. There’s a large amount of variation across their range, but all wildcats share characteristics with domestic cats, which are derived from the African subspecies Felis silvestris lybica.
This small cat is the only species able to survive and live in true deserts. With little water to be found in the African and Asian deserts it calls home, the sand cat gets most of the moisture it requires from the prey it consumes, which is mainly rodents.
The jungle cat, also known as the swamp cat, is the largest living species in the genus Felis. It occupies savannah and forest from Egypt all the way to China, where its strong claws allow it to climb down trees as easily as it climbs up them.