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Lynx (lynx)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Taxonomy
Lynx was named by Kerr (1792) [type Eurasian Lynx lynx attribution to Kerr discussed by Allen 1895 type Eurasian Lynx lynx attributed by Allen 1895 to Rafinesque 1818]. It is extant.

It was reranked as Felis (Lynx) by Mooser and Dalquest (1975); it was synonymized subjectively with Felis by Hemmer (1978), Groves (1982) and Tumlison (1987).

It was assigned to Felis by Mooser and Dalquest (1975); to Felidae by Kerr (1792), Cope (1880), Matyushkin (1979), Werdelin (1981), Carroll (1988), Garcia-Perea (1992), Wilson and Reeder (1993), Geraads (1997) and Werdelin and Peigne (2010); and to Felinae by Kurten and Anderson (1980), Martin (1998), Johnson et al. (2006) and Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser (2017).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1792Lynx Kerr
1825Lyncus Gray p. 339
1880Lynx Cope p. 852
1975Felis (Lynx) Mooser and Dalquest p. 790
1979Lynx Matyushkin
1980Lynx Kurten and Anderson p. 196
1981Lynx Werdelin
1988Lynx Carroll
1992Lynx Garcia-Perea
1993Lynx Wilson and Reeder
1997Lynx Geraads p. 145
1998Lynx Martin p. 238
2006Lynx Johnson et al. p. 74
2010Lynx Werdelin and Peigne p. 651
2017Lynx Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser p. 38

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
Laurasiatheria
Scrotifera
Ferae()
CarnivoramorphaWyss and Flynn 1993
CarnivoraformesFlynn et al.
orderCarnivoraBowditch 1821
suborderFeliformiaKretzoi 1945
superfamilyAeluroideaFlower 1869
familyFelidae
subfamilyFelinaeTrouessart 1885
genusLynxKerr 1792

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available