Diplacofelis wangi

Diplacofelis wangi

“Wang’s folded cat”

Kingdom
Microsynthera
Phylum
Plasticae
Class
Occlupanida
Order
Orthogonidectes
Family
Archignathidae
Genus
Diplacofelis
Species
wangi
External morphology

Size 25 mm x 21 mm

This species is famed in Japan for its resemblance, when folded laterally, to that of a domestic cat. Named in honor of S.J. Wang, one of the first artists to employ this technique. Collected in Kyoto by amateur occlupanologist J. Vinopal, from bags of sliced bread.  To date, D. wangi has only been found in Japan.