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"By looking at its DNA, we could tell it apart from the European wildcat, Felis silvestris silvestris. It's close to the African forest cat, Felis silvestris lybica, but its exact identity is still to be determined," Benedetti adds.
That sounds like the British unclassified cats.
"We believe that it's a wild natural species which was known but not scientifically identified because it's an extremely inconspicuous animal with nocturnal habits," . . .
Close human interaction and domestication in the far distant past. Again that sounds like some of the British cats.
. . . Benedetti has a theory that the cat could have been brought to Corsica by farmers 6,500 years BC.
Carlu-Antone Cecchini, in charge of forest wildcat research for the ONCFS told AFP that most people "thought they were crazy" to be looking for something that was part of a myth.