Caracal caracal Schreber 1776 (caracal)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Alternative combinations: Felis (Lynx) caracal, Felis caracal, Lynx caracal

Belongs to Caracal according to W. E. Johnson et al. 2006

See also Allen 1895, Bertram and Biewener 1990 and Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser 2017

Sister taxa: Caracal aurata, Caracal serval

Ecology: scansorial carnivore


• Quaternary of Kenya (2 collections), South Africa (16), Swaziland (1), Tanzania (1), Turkey (2), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), South Africa (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (2)

Total: 28 collections including 29 occurrences

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