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Lynx rufus is the scientific name for the bobcat. 'Lynx' originates from an Indo-European term meaning "light" and was applied to bobcats and other members of the lynx family because they have luminescent, refelective eyes. 'Rufus' is Latin for red and refers to the cat's reddish-tan fur.

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