Lynx rufus Schreber 1777 (bobcat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Alternative combinations: Felis (Lynx) rufa, Felis (Lynx) rufus, Felis rufa, Felis ruffus, Felis rufus

Synonyms: Felis calcaratus Cope 1899, Lynx compressus Brown 1908

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

See also Allen 1895, Auffenberg 1967, Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser 2017, Hay 1902, Hulbert and Pratt 1998, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lundelius 1972, Mivart 1882, Mooser and Dalquest 1975, Schultz and Howard 1935, Slaughter 1966, Slaughter 1966 and Werdelin 1985

Sister taxa: Felis (Lynx) lybiensis, Felis (Lynx) montana, Felis (Lynx) nubiensis, Felis (Lynx) vulgaris, Lynx canadensis, Lynx issiodorensis, Lynx longignathus, Lynx lynx, Lynx pardinus, Lynx proterolyncis, Lynx texensis

Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), Mexico (3), United States (51: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (7: California, New Mexico, Texas, Washington)

Total: 62 collections each including a single occurrence

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