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Carnivore - Mammal
Family: Felidae Order: Carnivora Class: Mammalia
DISTRIBUTION, ABUNDANCE, AND SEASONALITY
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Bailey, T. N. 1981. Factors of bobcat social organization and some management implications. Pages 984-1000 in J. A. Chapman and D. Pursley, eds. Worldwide Furbearer Conf. Procs. 3 vols. 2056pp.
Crowe, D. M. 1975. Aspects of ageing, growth, and reproduction of bobcats from Wyoming. J. Mammal. 56:177-198.
Fritts, S. H., and J. A. Sealander. 1978a. Reproductive biology and population characteristics of bobcats (Lynx rufus) in Arkansas. J. Mammal. 59:347-353.
Fritts, S. H., and J. A. Sealander. 1978b. Diets of bobcats in Arkansas with special reference to age and sex differences. J. Wildl. Manage. 42:533-539.
Gashwiler, J. S., W. L. Robinette, and O. W. Morris. 1961. Breeding habits of bobcats in Utah. J . Mammal. 42:76-84.
Jackson, H. H. T. 1961. Mammals of Wisconsin. Univ. Wisconsin Press, Madison. 504pp.
Lembeck, M. 1978. Bobcat study, San Diego County, California. Calif. Dep. Fish and Game, Sacramento. Project E-W-2, Study IV, Job 1.7. 22pp.
Nunley, G. L. 1978. Present and historical bobcat population trends in New Mexico and the west. Proc. Vertebr. Pest Conf. 8:177-184.
Provost, E. E., C. A. Nelson, and D. A. Marshall. 1973. Population dynamics and behavior in the bobcat. Pages 42-67 in R. L. Eaton, ed. The world's cats. vol. 1. Ecology and conservation. World Wildl. Safari, Winston, Or. 349pp.
Robinson, W. B. 1961. Population changes in carnivores in some coyote-control areas. J. Mammal. 42:510-515.
Young, S. P. 1958. The bobcat of North America. Wildl. Manage. Inst., Wash., DC. 193pp. Zezulak, D. S. 1981. Northeastern California bobcat study. Calif. Dep. Fish and Game, Sacramento. Fed. Aid Wildl. Rest. Proj. W-54-R-12, Job IV-3. 19pp.
Zezulak, D. S., and R. G. Schwab. 1980. Bobcat biology in a Mojave Desert community.
Calif. Dep. Fish and Game, Sacramento. Fed. Aid Wildl. Rest. Proj. W-54-R-12, Job IV-4. 25pp.. 1976. California mountain lion study. Calif. Dep. Fish and Game, Sacramento. 40pp.
California Department of Fish and Game. California Interagency Wildlife Task Group. 2005. California Wildlife Habitat Relationships version 8.1 personal computer program. Sacramento, California.
Color ranges from gray-brown to reddish. Ear tufts are used to aid hearing. The
Bobcat gets its name from its "bobbed" tail. The short, powerful bobcat has
adapted to pounce from ambush on
Keen senses and immense patience, the shadows and
night darkness assist this otherwise bashful creature in its deadly
hunt for food. Litters consist of one to seven
kits born between April and May in a den of dry leaves in hollow logs, or the shelter of
rock ledges and fallen trees. Their lifespan is about 25 years.
Also see > Mammal: Predator: Carnivore: Nocturnal