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Lynx rufus  (Schreber, 1777)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 180582

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Felis rufus Schreber, 1777
 
  Common Name(s): Bobcat [English]
 
    Lince americano [Spanish]
 
    lynx roux [French]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderCarnivora Bowdich, 1821 – cachorro do mato, carnívoro, gato do mato, lontra, carnivores, carnivores  
                                  SuborderFeliformia Kretzoi, 1945 – cat-like carnivores  
                                     FamilyFelidae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 – cats  
                                        SubfamilyFelinae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817  
                                           GenusLynx Kerr, 1792 – bobcats, lynxes  
                                              SpeciesLynx rufus (Schreber, 1777) – Bobcat, Lince americano, lynx roux  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Lynx rufus baileyi Merriam, 1890  
                                                 Subspecies Lynx rufus californicus Mearns, 1897  
                                                 Subspecies Lynx rufus escuinapae J. A. Allen, 1903 – Mexican bobcat 
                                                 Subspecies Lynx rufus fasciatus Rafinesque, 1817  
                                                 Subspecies Lynx rufus floridanus Rafinesque, 1817  
                                                 Subspecies Lynx rufus gigas Bangs, 1897  
                                                 Subspecies Lynx rufus oaxacensis Goodwin, 1963  
                                                 Subspecies Lynx rufus pallescens Merriam, 1899  
                                                 Subspecies Lynx rufus peninsularis Thomas, 1898  
                                                 Subspecies Lynx rufus rufus (Schreber, 1777) – bobcat 
                                                 Subspecies Lynx rufus superiorensis Peterson and Downing, 1952  
                                                 Subspecies Lynx rufus texensis J. A. Allen, 1895  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Lynx rufus    
       
  Expert: W. Christopher Wozencraft  
  Notes: Division of Natural Sciences, Bethel College, 1001 W. McKinley Ave., Mishawaka, IN 46545   
  Reference for: Lynx rufus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Bobcat[English], lynx roux [French]   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Lince americano[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lynx rufus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lynx rufus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Larivière, Serge, and Lyle R. Walton  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title: Lynx rufus   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammalian Species, no. 563   
  Page(s): 1-8   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1545-1410   
  Notes: Available online: http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/Biology/VHAYSSEN/msi/default.html   
  Reference for: Lynx rufus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Lynx rufus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Lynx rufus, Bobcat [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Lynx rufus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Canada, Native  
    Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: CITES - Appendix II; U.S. ESA - Endangered as L. rufus escuinapae. IUCN - Least Concern  
    Comments: Reviewed by Larivière and Walton (1997). Mattern and McLennan (2000) demonstrated that a rufus-lynx clade would be paraphyletic. Synonyms allocated according to Hall (1981) and Larivière and Walton (1997)  
 

 

   

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