Living Encyclopedia: lynx

May 31, 2012 22:06

Lynx, Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), a mammal of the cat family. There are many variations of color lynx, depending on the geographical area — from reddish-brown to pale smoky, with a more or less distinct spots on the back, sides and legs. On the belly hair is especially long and soft, but not thick and almost always pure white with a rare ticking.

Southern forms are usually more red, wool they have shorter legs and smaller. Ermine — a small animal kunego typical appearance with a long body with short legs, a long neck and a triangular head with small rounded ears. Male length — 17-38 cm (females are about half as much), the length of the tail is about 35% of body length — 12.6 cm, weight — 70 to 260, Hares (Latin Leporidae) — a family of mammals of the order lagomorphs. Rabbits are distributed worldwide, except for Australia and remote islands, many of which are imported people.

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