Caracal caracal

Caracal caracal (Schreber, 1776)

Common Names

African Caracal (English), Asian Caracal (English), Caracal (English), Desert Lynx (English), الوشق (Arabic), أم ريشات (Arabic)

Languages: English


Status in Egypt

Native, resident.

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution in Egypt

Narrow (scattered records).


  • Felis caracal Schreber, 1776 (synonym)
  • Lynx caracal (Schreber, 1776) (synonym)


M., Basuony., F. Gilbert., & S. Zalat. (2010).  Mammals of Egypt: Atlas, Red Data Listing & Conservation, Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs, Cairo..