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Lynx is the name for several large cats of the genus Felis, subgenus Lynx. They have a short tail, and usually a pencil of hair on the tip of the ears.

Among the well-known species are:

  • European lynx (Felis borealis)
  • Canada lynx or loup-cervier (F. Canadensis)
  • bay lynx of America (F. rufa), and its western spotted variety (var. maculata)
  • pardine lynx (F. pardina) of Southern Europe.

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