|African Golden Cat|
The colour of the fur is very variable. Most Golden Cats are cinnamon or reddish brown, but there are also black or grey colour variants. The fur is spotted in one subspecies, but plain in the other (see below).
- Profelis aurata aurata, Central Africa; plain colour except for spots on the underside.
- Profelis aurata celidogaster, West Africa; spots on the rump and the head; these spots are not black (like the spots of a leopard), but just a little darker than the surrounding fur.