Taxon profile


Eurasian Lynx
Lynx lynx (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Felis lynx Linnaeus, 1758 o

Other names

= Northern Lynx

Type taxon of:Lynx Kerr, 1792 (Felis lynx Linnaeus, 1758)
Least Concern


juvenile animal


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Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Lynx lynx isabellinus (Blyth, 1847) - Tibetan Lynx

Lynx lynx isabellinus - 000000000111

subspecies Lynx lynx kozlovi Fetisov, 1950 - Irkutsk Lynx

Lynx lynx kozlovi - 000000000111

subspecies Lynx lynx lynx (Linnaeus, 1758) - European Lynx

Lynx lynx lynx - 000000000111

subspecies Lynx lynx sardiniae (Mola, 1908) - Sardinian Lynx
subspecies Lynx lynx stroganovi Heptner, 1969 - Amur Lynx

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305366]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Lynx lynx (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Lynx lynx Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [144:eurasischer-luchs-lynx-lynx&Itemid=247]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Lynx lynx (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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o original combination

extinct taxon