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Lynx

Lynx

Canadian Lynx
Scientific Classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Felidae
Genus:Lynx
Species
 Lynx lynx
 Lynx canadensis
 Lynx pardinus
 Lynx rufus
A lynx is any of several medium-sized wild cats. Most are members of the genus Lynx, but there is considerable confusion about the best way to classify felids at present, and some authorities classify all lynxes as part of the genus Felis.

Lynxes have short tails, and usually a tuft of hair on the tip of the ears. They range about 5 kg (roughly the size of a large Domestic Cat) up to about 30 kg.

The Marbled Cat, Pardofelis marmorata, is sometimes also classified with the lynxes.

Lynxes are illegal in many countries.


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