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Plate XXIII: "With this species we come to the first of the True Lynxes, all of which are characterized by the long and well-marked pencil of hairs at the tip of the ears. Were it not for their connection with the more typical members of the family by means of the Jungle Cat and its allies, there would be much to be said in favour of referring them to a genus apart. As it is, however, such a course cannot be justified, especially when we recall the fact that in its greater length of tail the Caracal connects the other Lynxes with the Jungle Cat. Distribution.- Africa generally; Palestine, Arabia, Syria, Taurus, Mesopotamia, Persia, Transcaspia, and India. Generally distributed in the latter country, it is found more abundantly in the west, especially in Sind, Kach, Dehra Dun, and the Nipal Terai."