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The Flat-headed Cat Prionailurus planiceps is a small wild cat of Southeast Asia. Reaching little more than 5 pounds at adulthood, it is only 18 inches in length, with a 6 inch tail. The fur is dark brown with some blackish spots on the throat and the legs, but is mostly unpatterned. The nocturnal flat-headed cat has short legs, short round ears, and a very untypical head shape for a cat (flat and long in the snout). This cat, along with the cheetah, fishing cat and the iriomote cat, is unable to retract its claws. The flat-headed cat is another cat that has adapted very well to the water, is an excellent swimmer, and lives in the rainforests. Regarded as extinct in 1985, it was rediscovered in 1995 and is now considered vulnerable to extinction, but known from a few locations on the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.
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