Lynx

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Lynx[1]
Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)
Scienteefic classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Lynx
Kerr, 1792
Type species
Lynx lynx
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

Lynx lynx
Lynx canadensis
Lynx pardinus
Lynx rufus

Lynx ranges

A lynx (/ˈlɪŋks/;[2] plural lynx or lynxes[3]) is ony o the fower species within the Lynx genus o medium-sized wildcats. The name "lynx" originatit in Middle Inglis via Latin frae the Greek wird "λύγξ",[2] derived frae the Indo-European ruit "*leuk-", meanin "licht, brichtness",[4] in reference tae the luminescence o its reflective eyes.[4] Thare is considerable confusion aboot the baist way tae classify felids at present, an some authorities classify them as pairt o the genus Felis.

Neither the caracal, sometimes cried the Persie lynx or African lynx, nor the jungle cat, cried the swamp lynx, is a member o the Lynx genus.

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  1. Wozencraft, W. C. (2005). "Order Carnivora". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 541–542. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Definition of lynx from Oxford Dictionary". Oxford Dictionary. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  3. "lynx — Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online". Longman Dictionary. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Lynx". Retrieved October 5, 2010. 

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