The daemon cat that never was

By Sarah Zielinski, 17:36 PM October 31, 2013

Buried in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, in a volume printed in 1904, is an entry on “The Black Wild Cat of Transcaucasia,” by C. Satunin of Tiflis:

Although the existence in Transcaucasia of a Black Wild Cat was known long ago, the animal has never been described nor scientifically named…. That it really is a Black Wild Cat I knew well, as all the specimens I have had the opportunity of examining were alike, and as it is by no means rare in its native haunt.… I have found two...

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