Fossas (Cryptoprocta ferox) were originally thought to be cats because they have some physical similarities, but they are not cats. They belong to the taxon family Eupleridae (the Malagasy carnivores). Both Eupleridae and Felidae are members of the suborder Feliformia, which is a member of the order Carnivora.
Fossas live exclusively on the island of Madagascar and are listed as endangered (last updated in 2000).
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