Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Carnivora > Family: Felidae > Genus: Lynx > Species: Lynx lynx > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Lynx lynx lynx (Linnaeus, 1758) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Lynx lynx melinus Kerr, 1792 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Lynx lynx subsp. isabellinus (Blyth, 1847) CITES (2006)

Lynx - Lynx lynx (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 497 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code 1361


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
DE4129301 Germany Rohnberg, Westerberg und Köhlerholz bei Ilsenburg Map
DE4129302 Germany Nationalpark Harz (Niedersachsen) Map
DE4229301 Germany Hochharz Map
DE4230302 Germany Elendstal im Hochharz Map
DE4231301 Germany Laubwaldgebiet zwischen Wernigerode und Blankenburg Map
DE4231303 Germany Bodetal und Laubwälder des Harzrandes bei Thale Map
DE4233302 Germany Burgesroth und Laubwälder bei Ballenstedt Map
DE4330301 Germany Harzer Bachtäler Map
DE4330302 Germany Radeweg bei Hasselfelde Map
DE4332301 Germany Spaltenmoor östlich Friedrichsbrunn Map
DE4332302 Germany Selketal und Bergwiesen bei Stiege Map
DE4431301 Germany Buchenwälder um Stolberg Map
DE4432301 Germany Buntsandstein- und Gipskarstlandschaft bei Questenberg im Südharz Map
DE4433302 Germany Bodenschwende bei Horla im Südharz Map
DE4434301 Germany Gipskarstlandschaft Pölsfeld und Breiter Fleck im Südharz Map
DE4648301 Germany Molkenbornteiche Stölpchen Map
DE4648303 Germany Linzer Wasser und Kieperbach Map
DE4650304 Germany Teichgebiet Biehla-Weißig Map
DE4823301 Germany Riedforst bei Melsungen Map
DE4825302 Germany Werra- und Wehretal Map
DE4951301 Germany Hohwald und Valtenberg Map
DE5049302 Germany Gottleubatal und angrenzende Laubwälder Map
DE5050301 Germany Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz Map
DE5050302 Germany Lachsbach- und Sebnitztal Map
DE5050303 Germany Tafelberge und Felsreviere der linkselbischen Sächsischen Schweiz Map
DE5050304 Germany Bielatal Map
DE5051301 Germany Sebnitzer Wald und Kaiserberg Map
DE5148302 Germany Trebnitztal Map
DE5148304 Germany Weicholdswald Map
DE5149301 Germany Mittelgebirgslandschaft um Oelsen Map
DE5153301 Germany Hochlagen des Zittauer Gebirges Map
DE5248306 Germany Fürstenauer Heide und Grenzwiesen Fürstenau Map
DE5445301 Germany Moore und Moorwälder bei Satzung Map
DE5839303 Germany Elstergebirgssüdabfall bei Schönberg Map
DE5937301 Germany Zeitelmoos bei Wunsiedel Map
DE5937304 Germany Luisenburg, Gipfel der Großen Kösseine und Kleines Labyrinth Map
DE6441301 Germany Fahrbachtal Map
DE6642302 Germany Buchenwälder bei Althütte Map
DE6739301 Germany Regentalhänge bei Hirschling Map
DE6743301 Germany Hoher Bogen Map
DE6812301 Germany Biosphärenreservat Pfälzerwald Map
DE6946301 Germany Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald Map
DE7148301 Germany Bischofsreuter Waldhufen Map
DE7248302 Germany Hochwald und Urwald am Dreisessel Map
FR4100193 France Crêtes des Vosges mosellanes Map
FR4100194 France Forêt domaniale de Gérardmer ouest (La Morte Femme, Faignes de Noir Rupt) Map
FR4100196 France Massif du Grand Ventron Map
FR4100197 France Massif de Vologne Map
FR4100198 France Massif de Haute Meurthe, défilé de Straiture Map
FR4100199 France Massif de Saint Maurice et Bussang Map
FR4100202 France Massif forestier de Longegoutte Map
FR4100203 France Chaumes du Hohneck, Kastelberg, Rainkopf, et Charlemagne Map
FR4100204 France Secteur du Tanet Gazon du Faing Map
FR4100206 France Tourbière de Machais et cirque de Blanchemer Map
FR4100212 France Landes et tourbières du camp militaire de Bitche Map
FR4201794 France La Sauer et ses affluents Map
FR4201795 France La Moder et ses affluents Map
FR4201799 France Vosges du nord Map
FR4201801 France Massif du Donon, du Schneeberg et du Grossmann Map
FR4201802 France Champ du Feu Map
FR4201807 France Hautes Vosges Map
FR4201812 France Jura alsacien Map
FR4202002 France Vosges du sud Map
FR4301280 France Vallées du Drugeon et du Haut-Doubs Map
FR4301283 France Vallons de la Drésine et de la Bonavette Map
FR4301291 France Vallées de la Loue et du Lison Map
FR4301294 France Moyenne Vallée du Doubs Map
FR4301313 France Grandvaux Map
FR4301315 France Combe du Nanchez Map
FR4301316 France Plateau du Lizon Map
FR4301319 France Massif du Risoux Map
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FR4301321 France Reculée des Planches près Arbois Map
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FR4301328 France Entrecôtes du Milieu - Malvaux Map
FR4301330 France Complexe des Sept Lacs du Jura Map
FR4301331 France Vallées et côtes de la Bienne, du Tacon et du Flumen Map
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FR4301342 France Vallée de la Saône Map
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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive) Except the Estonian, Latvian and Finnish populations
Except the Estonian population
Estonian population
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Europski ris Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gaupa Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gaupe Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ilves Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ilves Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Közönséges hiúz Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lince Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lince europeo Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lince-europeu Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lo Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lodjur Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Los Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Los Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Luchs German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Luuss Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lynx Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lynx English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lynx boréal French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Navadni ris Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Râs Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rreqebulli Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
rys Polish Polish NRC
Rys ostrovid Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rys ostrovid Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tava-ilves Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Felis lynx (Linnaeus, 1758)
Felix lynx Linnaeus, 1758
Felix vulgaris Kerr, 1792
Felis borealis Thunberg, 1798
Felis kattlo Schrank, 1798
Felis lyncula Nilsson, 1820
Felis lupulinus Thunberg, 1825
Felis vulpinus Thunberg, 1825

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2014-01-07 Hungary HU_Art_17_report_2013_second round_10_31 HU_species_report_art17
2014-01-04 Romania RO Art.17 2007-2012 Report from 31 December 2013 RO_species_reports.xml
2013-12-30 Lithuania Third LT report on Art.17,2007-2012 LT_species_reports-131230-135438.xml
2013-12-30 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2013 SE_species_reports-131230-111623.xml
2013-12-27 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2013-12-20 Germany German national report 2013 DE_species_reports.xml
2013-12-18 Netherlands NL 2013 report art. 17 NL_species_reports_2013-12-09compleet2.xml
2013-12-17 Slovakia Art 17 report for the period 2007 - 2012 - second delivery SK_species_reports-131217-132945.xml
2013-12-16 Slovenia SI_Article_17_Report_2013_2nd_submission SI_species_reports-131216-13555.xml
2013-12-09 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2013-10-18 Latvia LATVIA_2007-2012 LV_species_reports-131018-113252.xml
2013-10-11 Austria Art 17 HD AT_species_reports-13916-161758.xml
2013-10-07 Finland Habitat directive reporting (FI) 2007-2012 FI_species_reports.xml
2013-09-18 France Rapport France 2013 FR_species_reports.xml
2013-09-17 Estonia Eesti2013 EE_species_reports-13917-14855.xml
2013-08-23 Czechia CZ_Rep_HDArt17_2013_2nd_submission:corrected CZ_species_reports.xml
2008-07-07 Spain Spain's delivery of 3 July Lynx lynx
2008-04-14 Estonia eesti Species questionnaire for Lynx lynx
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Lynx lynx
2008-03-21 Slovenia Article 17 Report Lynx lynx
2008-03-17 Netherlands NL Report HR 2007 Species questionnaire for Lynx lynx
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Lynx lynx
2008-03-04 Hungary delivery_report_art_17_HU Lynx lynx
2008-03-03 Lithuania Buveiniu direktyvos igyvendinimo ataskaita Species questionnaire for Lynx lynx
2008-02-28 France rapport France Lynx lynx
2008-02-22 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Lynx lynx
2008-02-22 Slovakia report under habitats directive Lynx lynx
2008-02-22 Austria Article 17 report Austria Species questionnaire for Lynx lynx
2008-01-11 Finland Suomi virallinen Species questionnaire for Lynx lynx
2007-10-02 Latvia LATVIA 2001-2006 Lynx lynx
2007-10-02 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2007 Species questionnaire for Lynx lynx
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Lynx lynx
2007-10-01 Czechia Species and Habitats Species questionnaire for Lynx lynx
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