Identification of Scottish Wildcat from Pelage Characteristics

This study aims to provide a simple way of diagnosing a Scottish wildcat scientifically, as well as practically.

This is part of our Good Practice Guidance for Wildcats, produced by Roo Campbell.

Reference: Kitchener, A. C., Yamaguchi, N. , Ward, J. M. and Macdonald, D. W. (2005), A diagnosis for the Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris): a tool for conservation action for a critically‐endangered felid. Animal Conservation, 8: 223-237. doi:10.1017/S1367943005002301.