One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small wild cat that has a long orange-grey coat with black-and-white head markings, occurring in the mountains of central Asia.
Felis manul, family FelidaeAlso called manul
- ‘The coat of the Pallas's cat is longer than that of any other species of cat, particularly that on the undersides which is almost white, and varies in color.’
- ‘Pallas' cat inhabits the Asian steppes up to heights of 4000 m (13,000 ft).’
Mid 19th century: named after Peter S. Pallas (1741–1811), German naturalist.
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