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BackgroundThe Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized wild cat species distributed throughout Eurasia, from Europe to the Far East. There has been no report on Taenia species (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea) infecting this felid in China.MethodsIn this study, 24 tapeworms were found in two Eurasian lynxes (#1 and #2) in Xinjiang, northwestern China. The tapeworms were identified based on two mitochondrial genetic markers, the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) and 16S rDNA. This was followed bydoi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-520054/v1 fatcat:wt7w34qclzfy5lodvbo6lobfoi