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Lynx rufus Schreber 1777 (bobcat)

Osteichthyes - Carnivora - Felidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 47824

Alternative combinations: Felis (Lynx) rufa, Felis (Lynx) rufus, Felis rufa, Felis ruffus, Felis rufus

Synonyms: Felis calcaratus Cope 1899 (no. 46512), Lynx compressus Brown 1908 (no. 160841)

Belongs to Lynx according to W. E. Johnson et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Felis (Lynx) lybiensis, Felis (Lynx) montana, Felis (Lynx) nubiensis, Felis (Lynx) vulgaris, Lynx canadensis, Lynx issiodorensis, Lynx longignathus, Lynx lynx, Lynx pardinus, Lynx proterolyncis, Lynx texensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 10.6 x 5.0, femur length 171.7, humerus length 143.9, radius length 135.1, skull 116.2 x 79.7, tibia length 162.5, ulna length 138.7

Estimated body mass: 13.4 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length