Iberie lynx

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Iberian lynx
Temporal range: Early Pleistocene[1]-Recent 1.7–0 Ma
Lince Ibérico Doñana.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Faimily: Felidae
Genus: Lynx
Species: L. pardinus
Binomial name
Lynx pardinus
(Temminck, 1827)
IberianLynx distribution2015.jpg
Distribution o Iberian Lynx, 2015

The Iberie lynx, (Lynx pardinus), is a endangered species o felid native tae the Iberian Peninsula in Soothren Europe. A rabbit speicialist, the Iberian lynx is unable tae signeeficantly alter its diet an, as a result, its population declined shairply whan its main prey wis decimatit bi twa diseases in the 20t century.[3][4] It wis an aa affectit bi the loss o scrubland, its main habitat, tae human development.[4] It is nou ane o the maist endangered cat species in the warld.[5] Accordin tae the conservation group SOS Lynx, if the Iberian lynx dee'd oot, it wad be the first feline species tae acome extinct syne prehistoric times.[6] Captive breedin an reintroduction programs hae boostit thair nummers. As o 2013, Andalusie haes a population o 309 leevin in the wild.[7][8]

Formerly considered a subspecies o the Eurasie lynx (Lynx lynx), the Iberian lynx is nou classified as a separate species. Baith species occurred thegither in central Europe in the Pleistocene epoch, bein separatit bi habitat choice.[9]

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  1. Boscaini, A.; Alba, D.M.; Beltrán, J.F.; Moya-Sola, S. & Madurell-Malapeira, J. (2016). "Latest Early Pleistocene remains of Lynx pardinus (Carnivora, Felidae) from the Iberian Peninsula: taxonomy and evolutionary implications". Quaternary Science Reviews. 143: 96–106. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.05.015.
  2. Rodríguez, A. & Calzada, J. (2015). "Lynx pardinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T12520A50655794. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  3. "Iberian Lynx Depends On Rabbits for Survival". Science Daily. 5 July 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Platt, John R. (12 July 2011). "Deadly Rabbit Disease May Have Doomed Iberian Lynx". Scientific American.
  5. Ward, Dan (2008). "LynxBrief" (PDF). Retrieved July 2011. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. Gonçalves, Eduardo (April 2002). "Captured cubs hold future of Europe's tiger". London: The Guardian. Retrieved July 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. "La población de linces se triplica en Andalucía en los últimos diez años". El Mundo (in Spanish). 9 April 2013. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  8. "La Junta de Andalucía refuerza en el Guadalmellato la población de lince ibérico con la suelta de dos ejemplares". El Economista (in Spanish). 8 April 2013. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  9. "Iberian lynx Lynx pardinus". IUCN Cat Specialist Group.

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