Taxon profile


Caracal caracal (Schreber, 1776)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Carnivora - carnivores »  family Felidae - cats »  genus Caracal

Scientific synonyms

Caracal melanotis Gray, 1843
Felis caracal Schreber, 1776 o
Lynx caracal (Schreber, 1776)

Other names

= Caracal Lynx

Least Concern



Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Ixodes rubicundus Neumann, 1904

prey: Pedetes surdaster (Thomas, 1902) - East African Springhare, Pedetes capensis Forster, 1778 - Cape Springhare, Lepus saxatilis F. Cuvier, 1823 - Scrub Hare, Arvicanthis Lesson, 1842, Raphicerus campestris (Thunberg, 1811) - Steinbuck, ...

Included taxa

Number of records: 8

subspecies Caracal caracal algira Wagner, 1841 - North African Caracal
subspecies Caracal caracal caracal (Schreber, 1776) - Southern caracal

Caracal caracal caracal - Southern caracal

subspecies Caracal caracal damarensis (Roberts, 1926) - Damara caracal

Caracal caracal damarensis - Damara caracal

subspecies Caracal caracal limpopoensis (Roberts, 1926) - Limpopo Caracal
subspecies Caracal caracal lucani (Rochebrune, 1885) - Gabon Caracal
subspecies Caracal caracal nubica J. B. Fischer, 1921 - Nubian caracal
subspecies Caracal caracal poecilotis Thomas & Hinton, 1921 - West African Caracal
subspecies Caracal caracal schmitzi (Matschie, 1912) - Arabian caracal

Caracal caracal schmitzi - Arabian caracal

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [3847]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Caracal caracal (Schreber, 1776)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Caracal caracal Schreber, 1776]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Caracal caracal (Schreber, 1776)]

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