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Feline Hybrids between different species within the same genus are sometimes known as interspecific hybrids or crosses.

Such hybrid is the Ti;n that is a cross between a female lion, and a male tiger. The ti;n is not currently as common as the converse hybrid, the liger; however, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ti;ns were more common than ligers.

Ti;ns can exhibit characteristics of both parents: they can have both spots from the mother (lions carry genes for spots lion cubs are spotted); and stripes from the father. Any mane that a male ti;n may have will appear shorter and less noticeable than a lion's mane and is closer in type to the ruff of a male tiger. It is a common misconception that Ti;ns are smaller than lions or tigers. They do not exceed the size of their parent species because they inherit growth-inhibitory genes from the lioness mother, but they do not exhibit any kind of dwarfism or miniaturisation; they often weigh around 150 kilograms (350 lb);.

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