The Bengal cat dates only from the early when a breeder crossed a domestic feline with an Asian leopard cat. The breed is named for this wild Asian cat, whose scientific name is Prionailurus bengalensis.
What cat?: The manul, an ancient breed of small cats, 12 million years old. They can't be domesticated and are classified as "near threatened". They live on the Asian Steppes. Check out the link for lots of photos! (Also called Pallas cat)