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Lynx Pardinus outline
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Outline of Lynx Pardinus
Introduction
Statement of the scientific name as Lynx Pardinus
Statement of other familiar names likes Iberian, Pardel and Spanish Lynx and how they came to be. Linking the species to the place of origin. E.g., the Iberian Peninsula
An insight into the places of residence of Lynx Pardinus as Northern Iberia and its southern regions (Deliebs, 2009). Statement of Donana National Park as the place with most substantial Lynx Pardinus inhabitants.
Description of the Mediterranean scrublands as most suitable habitat and its subsequent vegetation and grasslands (Palomares, Rodriguez, Rivera, Lopez & Calzada, 2010).
Body
Background: A brief description of their physical appearance as having a tawny yellowish fr with heavy spotting (Samuel & Valkenburgh. 2009). Explanation of the similarity in physical appearance between Eurasian and Iberian Lynx. Statement of how big the male is (74-82 cm) compared to the female (68-72cm).
Life Cycle: Description of the typical breeding times between January and July and how the animal gives birth once a year. Explanation of how the baby lynx lives in hollow trees for safety and warmth and later on gets stronger to hunt with the mother. Statement of the number of months it takes for the baby lynx to be independent and also expounding on the mortality rates (Sarmento, Cruz, et al. 2008).
Structure and Function: Provision of a brief insight into the skull of the animal and its adaptations.

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Explanation of how the small canines reduce contact area and exert high pressure and thus instantly killing the prey.
Evolution: A statement that the species belong to the Lynxissiodorensis genus and their fossils were first found in Spain and dated to 1.6 million years. Explanation of the origin of the lynx as Asia and thus spreading to other continents like Europe. The first Lynx species evolved to Lynx rufus, and more than 200,000 years later the Lynx Canadensis developed. A statement that it is from the felid family and is also related to Lynx lynx. Explanation of how they are descendants of small cats (Samuel & Valkenburgh. 2009).
Additional Interests: Statement of the fact that Lynx Pardinus can freely mate with any adult within his region.
Conclusion
Recognition of the Lynx Pardinus and their main location as southwest of Spain and most parts of Portugal. Statement of the fact that 80% reduced over the last two decades and explanation of the complex dependency on rabbits for survival.
Summary of the typical life cycle as baby Lynx transitions to adulthood. Explanation of its use of canines to and how they are adapted to kill prey.
Description of the evolutionary path of the Lynx Pardinus as it moved from Lynx rufus to Lynx Pardinus and underwent very little changes (Gonçalves, 2002).
Explanation of the Lynx Pardinus in the ecosystem by checking the number of wild rabbits and thus creating a balance in the ecosystem.
Showing of how the animal is under extreme threat of extinction and how we should all come together to help the endangered animal.
References
Deliebs, M. (2009). The Worlds Most Endangered Felid. Pp. 652 in D Macdonald, ed. The
Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals, Vol. 1, 1 Edition. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
Lisbon, Eduardo Gonçalves (2002). “Last of the lynx facing oblivion in virus crisis.” London:
TheObserver. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/mar/31/highereducation.biologicalscience. 
Meachen-Samuels, J., B. Van Valkenburgh. (2009). Craniodental Indicators of Prey Size
Preference in the Felidae. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 96: 784-789.
Palomares, F., Rodríguez, A., Revilla, E., López-Bao, J., & Calzada, J. (2010). Assessment of
the Conservation Efforts to Prevent Extinction of the Iberian Lynx. Conservation Biology, 25(1), 4-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010. 01607.x
Pedro Sarmento, Joana Cruz, Pedro Monterroso, Pedro Tarroso, Catarina Ferreira, Nuno
Negrões, Catarina Eira. (2008). Status survey of the critically endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus) in Portugal. European Journal of Wildlife Resources, Original Paper: 1-7.

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