Genus: Otocolobus (the Pallas cat or Pallas’s cat is the only member of this genus)
Species: Otocolobus manul
The Pallas cat is about the size of a domestic cat, its body is 46 to 65 cm (18 to 26 in) long and it weighs 2.5 to 4.5 kg (5.5 to 9.9 lb). The Pallas cat is a lone nocturnal hunter and rodents are what he likes best for dinner. It has odd short little ears and thick plush fur and stout little legs so it almost resembles a stuffed animal or narnia creature. It has ochre fur with dark stripes on its legs, torso, and face. It also has an extra flat face, less teeth than most other felids, and shorter claws than usual. The trippiest thing though is that this cat has circular pupils! (Most smaller felines have pupils that constrict into slits in daylight whereas many of the larger felines have round pupils when constricted).
The Pallas cat lives on the grasslands and mountain steppes of central Asia. They are found in Mongolia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kashmir, and parts of western China and Transbaikal Siberia. They can handle altitudes from 5,050 m (16,570 ft) up on the Tibetan Plateau. Habitat degradation, prey base decline, and hunting have messed with its population numbers but it is still doing okay.