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Any of several medium size wild cats, such as the North American lynx (Lynx canadensis). Lynx are generally found in high altitude forests in Europe, Asia, and North America. They have short tails, and hair tufts on the tip of their ears. Their mottled cream, brown, and black Fur is fine and silky, but lynx skins were rarely used commercially because they are hard to dye.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis); Felis lynx; los (Dan.); Luchse (Deut.); lince (Esp., It., Port.); lynx (Fr.); lynxen (Ned.); lodjur (Sven.)

Lynx pelt

Other Properties

Guard hairs =4 inches long,

Additional Images


  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Comment: "lynx" Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. [Accessed 18 Oct. 2005].
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937 Comment: (Accessed Sept.8, 2005)
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at Comment: "lynx." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 8 Sept. 2005 .

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