Eurasian Lynx

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Eurasian Lynx
Eurasian Lynx
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Felidae
Genus:Lynx
Species:L. lynx
Binomial name
Lynx lynx
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized cat of European and Siberian forests, where it is one of the major predators. It has yellow fur with black markings; the pattern of the fur is variable: lynxes with heavily spotted fur may exist close to conspecifics with plain fur.

Lynxes prey on hares, rodents, foxes, and even roe deer.

Once this cat was quite common in all of Europe. By the middle of the 20th century it had become extinct in most countries of Central and Western Europe. In recent times there have been successful attempts to reintroduce the lynx to forests.

Status of the Eurasian Lynx in various countries and regions:

Subspecies

  • Lynx lynx lynx, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, western Siberia
  • Lynx lynx dinniki, Caucasus
  • Lynx lynx isabellinus, Central Asia
  • Lynx lynx koslowi, central Siberia
  • Lynx lynx sardiniae, Sardinia, extinct
  • Lynx lynx stroganovi, Amur region
  • Lynx lynx wrangelli, eastern Siberiabg:Рис

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