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The caracal on coins
« on: September 14, 2013, 12:41:18 PM »
From Wikipedia:

The caracal is a wild cat that is widely distributed across Africa, central Asia and southwest Asia into India. It is widespread and relatively common but is considered threatened in north Africa, and rare in the Central Asian republics and India.

The caracal has been classified variously with Lynx and Felis in the past, but molecular evidence supports a monophyletic genus that is closely allied with the African golden cat and serval.

The caracal is distinguished from the lynx by the presence of a long tuft on the tip of the ear, exceeding half the length of the ear. There is no trace of pattern in the coat, except a few spots on the underside and inside of the fore legs. It is a slender, long-legged cat of medium size with a relatively short tail. The fur on the back and sides is generally of a uniform tawny grey or reddish, frosted-sand colour. The belly and the undersides of the legs and chest are whitish and spotted or blotched with pale markings. The tufted ears are black-backed. Black caracals also occur.




See also: The lynx on coins
 

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Re: The caracal on coins
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 12:42:12 PM »
Oman, 1976, 2  rials.   Caracal.
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Re: The caracal on coins
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 11:02:22 AM »
Turkmenistan, 500 manat, 1999.  Caracal.

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Re: The caracal on coins
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 12:40:43 PM »
Niger, 25,000 francs, 2007.  Pattern - never issued.  Images courtesy of Stacks Bowers.