A werecat is a lycanthropic creature of folklore, horror, and occultism. The species involved can be a domestic cat (lesser werecat), a tiger, a lion, a leopard (greater werecats), a lynx (medial werecat), or any others, including some that are just fantastical felines. A werecat can only transform to one unique feline, not to a number of different species, and each individual type of werecat may be known by a more species-specific term. However, a werecat has the ability to turn into multiple species between shifts, however, they typically only stay within their grouping. These cats are called in the werecat community “mixrels” or “change-furs”. The word “werecat” was not directly used in legends from earlier eras, only by later folklorists’ commentary.