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Lynx rufus (bobcat)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Taxonomy
Felis rufa was named by Schreber (1777) [also said to be 1776]. It is extant.

It was recombined as Felis (Lynx) rufa by Kerr (1792); it was synonymized subjectively with Felis borealis by Mivart (1882); it was recombined as Felis (Lynx) rufus by Mooser and Dalquest (1975); it was misspelled as Felis rufus by Auffenberg (1967); it was recombined as Lynx rufus by Schultz and Howard (1935), Slaughter (1966), Slaughter (1966), Lundelius (1972), Ewer (1973), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Hulbert and Pratt (1998), Johnson et al. (2006) and Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser (2017).

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1776Felis rufa Schreber
1777Felis rufa Schreber
1792Felis (Lynx) rufa Kerr
1899Felis calcaratus Cope
1908Lynx compressus Brown
1935Lynx rufus Schultz and Howard p. 285
1966Lynx rufus Slaughter p. 81
1967Felis rufus Auffenberg p. 320
1972Lynx rufus Lundelius, Jr.
1973Lynx rufus Ewer
1975Felis (Lynx) rufus Mooser and Dalquest p. 790
1980Lynx rufus Kurten and Anderson p. 197
1998Lynx rufus Hulbert, Jr. and Pratt
2006Lynx rufus Johnson et al.
2017Lynx rufus 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()
Epicynodontia
RankNameAuthor
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
speciesrufus(Schreber 1777)

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