by Matthew Cobb
Name those cats, top to bottom!
Image from Journal of Experimental Biology, courtesy of the Cat Ambassador Program, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, photos by David Jenike, composite by Greg Hanson.
EDIT: Given it is now no longer Caturday anywhere on the planet, the answer is (highlight next line to reveal):
cheetah, ocelot, serval, domestic cat
Congrats to Russell Blackford who was the first person to unambiguously get it right. He wins absolutely nothing, but Ceiling Cat knows his own. A number of you got all four, but mixed up ocelot and serval.
You can read the original article ‘Interspecific scaling of the morphology and posture of limbs during the locomotion of cats (Felidae)’ by Lisa Day and Bruce Jayne here