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Lynx canadensis (Canadian lynx)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae

Taxonomy
Felis (Lynx) canadensis was named by Kerr (1792) [also incorrectly attributed to Rafinesque 1817]. It is extant.

It was synonymized subjectively with Felis borealis by Mivart (1882); it was recombined as Felis canadensis by Kurten (1968); it was recombined as Lynx canadensis by Allen (1895), Kurten and Anderson (1980), Johnson et al. (2006) and Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser (2017).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1792Felis (Lynx) canadensis Kerr
1895Lynx canadensis Allen p. 188
1968Felis canadensis Kurten p. 80
1980Lynx canadensis Kurten and Anderson p. 196
2006Lynx canadensis Johnson et al.
2017Lynx canadensis Breitenmoser and Breitenmoser p. 41

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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
speciescanadensis(Kerr 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
Measurements
partNmean

Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: scansorialf
Diet: carnivoreg
Created: 2009-01-04 14:06:54
Modified: 2009-01-04 16:06:54
Source: g = genus, f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1991, Van Valkenburgh 1988, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: base of the Irvingtonian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 1.80000 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Irvingtonian1.8 - 0.3USA (Washington) Lynx canadensis (20307)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117Canada (Alberta) Lynx canadensis (20615)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Idaho) Lynx canadensis (20569)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117USA (Utah) Lynx canadensis (20641)