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Lynx lynx (Eurasian lynx)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Taxonomy
Felis lynx was named by Linnaeus (1758). It is extant.

It was recombined as Felis (Lynx) lynx by Boule and De Villeneuve (1927); it was recombined as Lynx lynx by Thomas (1911), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Johnson et al. (2006) and Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser (2017).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Felis lynx Linnaeus p. 43
1911Lynx lynx Thomas p. 136
1927Felis (Lynx) lynx Boule and De Villeneuve p. 78 figs. Pl 16, fig 5,5a,6
1968Felis lynx Kurten p. 80
1980Lynx lynx Kurten and Anderson p. 196
2006Lynx lynx Johnson et al. p. 74
2017Lynx lynx Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser p. 42

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
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
specieslynx()

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