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Chapter 4: Lynx.

Posted date: May 24, 2007
Publication Year: 
1994
Authors: Koehler, Gary M.; Aubry, Keith B.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Aubry, Keith B.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Lyon, L. Jack; Zielinski, William J., tech. eds. The scientific basis for conserving forest carnivores: American marten, fisher, lynx, and wolverine in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-254. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 74-98
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Abstract

Three species of wild cats (felids) occur in the temperate forests of North America: the cougar (Fells concolor), bobcat (Lynx rufus), and lynx (Lynx canadensis). The cougar is found in both temperate and tropical forests from the mountains of southern British Columbia to the southern tip of South America, whereas the bobcat and lynx are restricted to the temperate zone of North America. Bobcats are common throughout a variety of habitats in the conterminous United States, southernmost Canada, and northern Mexico. The lynx, in contrast, occurs primarily in the boreal forests of Alaska and Canada, but its range extends south into the northern portions of the western mountains, where environmental conditions at high elevations support boreal forest habitats similar to those found in northern regions.

Citation

Koehler, Gary M.; Aubry, Keith B. 1994. Chapter 4: Lynx. In: Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Aubry, Keith B.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Lyon, L. Jack; Zielinski, William J., tech. eds. The scientific basis for conserving forest carnivores: American marten, fisher, lynx, and wolverine in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-254. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 74-98