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Lynx issiodorensis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Mammalia
Family  Felidae
Scientific name  Lynx issiodorensis
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Carnivora
Genus  Lynx
Rank  Species

Similar  Giant cheetah, Lynx spelaea, Puma pardoides, European jaguar, Megantereon

The Issoire lynx (Lynx issiodorensis) was a species of lynx that inhabited Europe during the Pleistocene epoch, and may have originated in Africa during the late Pliocene. It as named after the town of Issoire where the first remains were found. It probably became extinct during the end of the last glacial period.

Lynx issiodorensis Figura 1 Rama horizontal de hemimandbula izquierda de Lynx

It is generally considered as the ancestor of all four species of lynx alive today. Its skeleton resembled that of living lynxes, but it had shorter and more robust limbs, with a larger head and longer neck. As a result, the Issoire lynx more closely resembled a typical member of the cat family than do its extant descendants.

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